An expressionist painting of a man in a well decorated green room with a red table in the foreground. The style of painting is looser with visible brush strokes and paint texture. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

About to Write a Letter Art Print

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Much of Yeats’s artistic work of the 1930s echoed his own literary endeavours. This subject was drawn from a nineteenth-century collection of poems entitled The Fancy, written by John Hamilton Reynolds under the pseudonym Peter Corcoran. In the book, a young man finds himself torn between the love of his fiancée and the appeal of a wayward lifestyle. ‘The Fancy’ was a collective term applied in the nineteenth century to boxing, a sport in which Yeats had a particular interest.

National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Jack B Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

About to Write a Letter, 1953

Oil on canvas, 91 x 61 cm

Purchased, 1964 (Shaw Fund)


© Estate of Jack B Yeats, DACS London / IVARO Dublin

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