Jack Butler Yeats

Queen Maeve Walked upon this Strand

About this artwork

This is one of Yeats's late paintings. During the last twenty years of his life, he often took subject matter from his past, returning to Celtic mythology and the landscapes of his beloved Sligo. In the final decade of his life Yeats also became friendly with the artist Oskar Kokoschka. Kokoschka influenced Yeats's work to become more expressionistic in style, although Yeats normally sought to remain distinct from artistic movements. This landscape features Queen Maeve, the legendary fairy queen, who is reputed to have been buried in Sligo.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Queen Maeve Walked upon this Strand
  • date created:
    1950
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    91.50 x 122.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1971
  • accession number:
    GMA 1245
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats