12 May 2006
Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
signed 'JACK B/YEATS' (lower left) and inscribed 'FALLING WATER' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
11¼ x 16¼ in. (28.5 x 41.3 cm.)
Painted in 1943. This work is listed in the artist's Log Book under 'F'.
with Waddington Galleries, London, where purchased by Captain C.S. Collinson, London, 1943.
Harold Diamond, New York, 1958.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 17 May 1966.
Sold by order of the Trustees of the Hirshhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden; Christie's, London, 13 November 1987, lot 431.
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H. Pyle, Jack B. Yeats. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings I, London, 1992, p. 507, no. 552, illustrated, and III, p. 237, illustrated.
Hilary Pyle (op. cit, p. 507) comments, 'A romantic view in greens and blues of a waterfall, seen from beneath, with the veil of water falling from a mossy cliff, and the landscape stretching beyond it'.
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