A loose, expressionist painting of a horse running through a dark woods. Primarily painted in blue, black and white, there are touches of yellow and red. The style of painting has visible brush strokes and paint texture. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

For the Road Art Print

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Yeats displayed a great affection for horses throughout his career. Horses feature prominently in his work, from his earliest watercolours of life in the west of Ireland to his later, more esoteric paintings. In this picture, a spectral horse gallops from the shadows of a wood towards a bright, distant opening, in which a figure in silhouette stands waiting. Skillfully foreshortened, the horse embodies freedom of movement, expressive energy and positive intent. An optimistic painting, it can be read as an allegory of life.

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 70cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Jack B. Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

For the Road, 1951

Oil on canvas, 61 x 92 cm

Presented, 1978


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


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