IRISH ART AUCTION - 27th November 2012

Lot 15

Jack B. Yeats RHA 1871-1957

SAFE HARBOUR (1946)

Oil on canvas, 14” x 18” (35.5 x 46), signed bottom right.
Exhibited: 1975 London.

Literature: Jack B. Yeats, A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings by Hilary Pyle , No. 766, page 690, Vol II.

Provenance: Sold through the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin to Captain A. T. Lee in 1946. Then at James Adams Auctions in Dublin in 1974 (Lot no: 46 - Illustrated in the sale catalogue)and then by Victor Waddington, to a Private Collector in Switzerland, from his exhibition in Londonin 1975 illustrated in his catalogue (27 February - 22nd March 1975) as No: 11; Theo Waddington, London (label verso); Private Collection, Dublin.

A boy sails a boat in a pool (water trough) while his mother walks on the shore, her hair blowing in the wind.

A charming oil which reflects Jack B Yeats’ love of toy boats and his yearning for the sea.

Sold Price: €90,000

AUCTION DETAILS:

IRISH ART AUCTION
Tuesday 27th November 2012
The Clyde Court Hotel (formerly The Berkeley Court), Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4