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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 99

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

    The Scourge of the Gulph: The Grove of the Heads on the Savage Island

    Price Realised  

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    The Scourge of the Gulph: The Grove of the Heads on the Savage Island
    signed 'JACK.B. YEATS' (lower right)
    ink
    6 x 8½ in. (15.2 x 21.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1903.


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    The Scourge of the Gulph is a children's play written by Jack B. Yeats in 1903 for miniature theatre, and it is illustrated with six drawings by him. The present lot illustrates scene three, The Grove of Heads on the Savage Island.

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    Provenance

    with Waddington Galleries, London.


    Literature

    J. B. Yeats, The Scourge of the Gulph, London, 1903, p. 10, illustrated.
    R. Skelton (Ed.), The Collected Plays of Jack B. Yeats, London, 1971, pp. 73-80, illustrated.
    H. Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Dublin, 1994, pp. 209-10, no. 1502, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Waddington Galleries, Jack B. Yeats, 1973, no. 20.