Jack Butler Yeats (1871 - 1957)
The Open Gate
A1225; oil on board; 23.1 x 35.6 cm
Signed: Jack B Yeats
Bequeathed by Miss Margaret Miller, 2000; WA2000.75
This rustic scene, painted with much impasto and strong contrasts of light and colour, is typical of Yeats's atmospheric landscapes. The brush-strokes, as often in his later works, are clearly visible and give the painting a structure mainly independent of the subject itself. The unspectacular theme of an open gate may be in Dublin, his preferred setting.
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.