John Morrissey and the Russian Sailor, labelled on reverse "The Visitors"

YEATS Jack Butler ([1911])


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Original black-and-white drawing, measuring c. 15.5 x 11.5cm. Slip overlaid at the centre of the foot where Yeats has redrawn Morrissey and the Austro-Hungarian flag has also been re-drawn.

A splendid drawing, with two protagonists in a boxing ring beside the sea, surrounded by a cornucopia of exceedingly seedy characters. In the distance are a ship on the water, horses and mountains, all familiar Yeatsian leitmotifs. First published in 'A Broadside', March 1911, illustrating a boxing match "in Terradelphiago ... in South America".

In fine state, mounted and glazed, with a Waddington Galleries label, erroneously titled 'The Visitors' and mis-dated '1888'. Pyle No. 1840 ('The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats. His Cartoon and Illustrations'). 

Stock Code: 215329

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