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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)

    Pastime of the Londoners: A Running Ground in the East End of London

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    Pastime of the Londoners: A Running Ground in the East End of London
    signed 'JACK B/YEATS' (upper right), inscribed 'A RUNNING GROUND/IN THE EAST END OF LONDON' (upper left)
    ink and watercolour
    12¾ x 20½ in. (32.4 x 52 cm.)
    Executed circa 1900.


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    The present work is one of the twenty-eight illustrations that Yeats provided for a book entitled Pastimes of the Londoners, circa 1900. The book was never published however, and instead he used several of the drawings, including the present work, in A Broadside, his monthly series which was published in April 1911.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by the present owner at the 1973 exhibition.


    Literature

    Jack B. Yeats, A Broadside, April 1911, illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, Jack B. Yeats, London, Waddington Galleries, 1973, no. 29, illustrated.
    H. Pyle, The Different World of Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Dublin, 1994, pp. 115, 118, no. 645, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Waddington Galleries, Jack B. Yeats, 1973, no. 29.