20 May 1999
Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
By Streedagh Strand
signed 'JACK B YEATS' (lower right)
oil on panel
9 x 14 in. (23 x 35.5 cm.)
Painted in 1925
Captain Gough, by whom purchased at the 1925 exhibition.
J.Y. Robinson, Mahoney Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio from whom purchased by Patrick S. Moore, Ohio in March 1951.
Private Collection, Ireland.
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H. Pyle, Jack B. Yeats A Catalogue Raisonn of the Oil Paintings II, London, 1992, no.284, p.258 (illustrated).
Idem III, p.120 (illustrated).
London, Tooth, Jack B. Yeats Pictures of Irish Life, March-April 1925, no.1.
Hilary Pyle (loc. cit.) commments on the present work: 'Streedagh Strand in Sligo. Yeats painted a larger version with the same title in 1940. The young man in the foreground, seen half-length, may be compared with the youth in Islandbridge Regatta (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin)'.
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