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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

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

    The Big Tree of Bunlahy: 'Here's a coach and we'll go into it', said the young man

    Price Realised  

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    The Big Tree of Bunlahy: 'Here's a coach and we'll go into it', said the young man
    signed 'JACK B YEATS' (lower right)
    ink
    8¼ x 9¾ in. (21 x 24.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1933.


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    In 1933 Jack B. Yeats illustrated Padraic Colum's book of short stories The Big Tree of Bunlahy. Yeats illustrated the book with sixteen pictures, including the present work.

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    Provenance

    with Dawson Gallery, Dublin.


    Literature

    P. Colum, The Big Tree of Bunlahy, New York, 1933, p. 39, illustrated.
    H. Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Dublin, 1994, p. 196, no. 1428.


    Exhibited

    London, Leger Gallery, Group Show, 1934.