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.
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