24 May 2012
Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
signed with monogram (lower right), signed again and indistinctly inscribed 'Please see that black .../keeps this original drawing clean/and return to/Jack B Yeats/c/o J Leger & Sons/13 Old Bond Street/London W1' (on the reverse)
pen and ink on paper laid on prepared board
6¾ x 8¾ in. (17.1 x 22.3 cm.)
Executed circa 1927.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 July 1967, lot 22, as 'Head of a Man'
wih Gilbert Parr Gallery, London, 1983.
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H. Pyle, Jack B Yeats: A Biography, Dublin, 1970, p. 214, illustrated.
H. Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B Yeats - His Cartoons and Illustrations, Dublin, 1994, p. 306, no. 2143, illustrated.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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