An expressionist painting with visible brush strokes and paint texture of three people moving towards the viewer after leaving a small boat. The sky and sea are dark blue while the men and land are strokes of red, yellow and orange.

Men of Destiny Canvas Print

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Men of Destiny was painted at a time of particular, widespread reflection: thirty years after the 1916 Rising, and just a year after the end of the Second World War. Drawing on his visual memory of Sligo fishermen disembarking at Rosses Point and fastening the boats, Yeats explores the notion of figures leaving their daily employment to fight for freedom. The title of the painting refers at once to Ireland (known as ‘Inis Fáil’ or ‘Land of Destiny’), and de Valera’s republican party Fianna Fáil (‘Warriors of Destiny’).


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: 40 cm x 54 cm


Original Painting Information

Jack B. Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

Men of Destiny, 1946

Oil on canvas, 51 x 69 cm

Presented, Jack B. Yeats National Loan Exhibition Committee, 1946


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


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