A Fine Photograph by William MacQuitty of Jack B. Yeats, seated in his studio with a painting by him hanging on the wall. Signed by the photographer.


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Mounted and framed. In fine condition.
Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957), undoubtedly Ireland's most famous painter, a committed nationalist and brother of one of Ireland's greatest poets W.B. Yeats, was born in London and at the age of eight returned to Sligo where he was brought up by his grandparents, the Pollexfens. In his paintings and drawings the love of the common people shines through. It was the everyday life of Ireland which sparked his genius - the fairs, circuses, race meetings, sailors and farmers, tramps and beggars, trams and city streets, shopkeepers, coachmen, boxers and ballad singers, etc. etc. all feature in his work, in which he expresses an intense sympathy for the underdog, the outcast and the outsider.


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