Painted primarily in shades of blue with strokes of red and yellow, the figures in this expressionist painting are evoked through loose shapes and visible strokes. The style of painting has visible brush strokes and paint texture.

Grief Canvas Print

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In his late works Jack B. Yeats explored human subjects and universal themes. In Grief, one of his most emotive paintings, he communicates his abhorrence of war and conflict through expressive brushwork and intense colour. Crowds of indigo-coloured soldiers surge forward ahead of their leader, who rides a white horse, in the centre. In the foreground an old man with white hair is seen in profile. He crouches, looking at his hands. To the right, a woman protects a fair-haired child. His hands and lower body are red with blood. Behind them, houses glow with orange flames.


National Gallery of Ireland Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.


Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 37.5 cm x 55.5 cm


Original Painting Information

Jack B. Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

Grief, 1951

Oil on canvas, 102 x 153 cm

Purchased, 1965 (Shaw Fund)


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


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