8 May 2008
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)
6½ x 9½ in. (16.5 x 24.1 cm.)
Executed in 1934.
with Waddington Galleries, London.
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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.
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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