Jack B. Yeats R.H.A. (Irish, 1871-1957) The Saw Sharpener 35 x 23 cm. (13 3/4 x 9 in.)
Lot 40
Jack B. Yeats R.H.A. (Irish, 1871-1957) The Saw Sharpener 35 x 23 cm. (13 3/4 x 9 in.)
Sold for £69,181 (US$ 116,282) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Jack B. Yeats R.H.A. (Irish, 1871-1957)
The Saw Sharpener
signed 'JACK.B.YEATS' (lower right)
oil on panel
35 x 23 cm. (13 3/4 x 9 in.)
Painted in 1917

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with Leo Smith
    Acquired from the above by Zoltan Le Winter-Frankl, 1945
    Mr Dann, Belfast, 1961, where purchased by
    Mr Theo Snoddy, Belfast
    Thence by descent

    EXHIBITED:
    Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1917, no.113
    Dublin, Mills Hall, 'Drawings and Pictures of Life in the West of Ireland', 26 April - 10 May 1919, no.8

    LITERATURE:
    Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Andre Deutsch Ltd., London, 1992, p.94, cat.no.108

    This picture was previously in the collection of Zoltan Le Winter-Frankl, a Jewish industrialist who was compelled to leave Vienna in 1939. His unplanned emigration to Northern Ireland had a positive impact on art patronage there and he collected some of the finest works produced in Ireland at the time.
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