Dated to circa 1910, At Greystones Ireland is indeed a fine painting by the one agus only Jack Butler Yeats.
Whereabouts in Greystones 110 years ago his painting captures ain’t all that easy to fathom though.
Is that the sea glimpsed between the buildings? Could this be down by the now-gone North Beach cottages?
Then again, what the heck is that land beyond the sea, that splash of green, the vague outline of a hill beyond…?
Always hard to tell with painters where fact ends and flights of fancy begin, and there’s every chance that the bould Jack took a quiet Greystones corner as his inspiration, and then just went Full Diddley-aye on its aspects.
Wherever this scene might be, to have it on your wall today is going to cost you somewhere between €25,000 and €35,000, according to auctioneers Whyte’s. Whose Head Of Collectibles is, incidentally, local lad Stuart Purcell.
Due to go under the hammer on March 9th, you can find out more about At Greystones Ireland c1910 right about here. You can also check out Greystones On Canvas here.
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