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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

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

    The Turfcutter's Donkey: The elephant carried his passengers safely to the other side

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    The Turfcutter's Donkey: The elephant carried his passengers safely to the other side
    signed 'JACK B YEATS' (lower right)
    ink
    6½ x 9½ in. (16.5 x 24.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1934.


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    Jack B. Yeats illustrated The Turfcutter's Donkey, 'An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure'. The book was written by Patricia Lynch in 1934, and Yeats illustrated it with fifteen pictures, including the present work.

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    Provenance

    with Waddington Galleries, London.


    Literature

    P. Lynch, The Turfcutter's Donkey, London, 1934, opp. p. 240, illustrated.
    H. Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Dublin, 1994, p. 202, no. 1451.