TEN EURO SILVER PROOF COIN 2012 CELEBRATING IRISH ARTIST, JACK B. YEATS.
THE COIN ISSUED AS PART OF THE EUROPEAN SILVER PROGRAMME WHOSE THEME FOR 2012 IS “EUROPEAN ARTISTS”
ISSUED: BY CENTRAL BANK OF IRELAND.
ISSUE DATE: 25TH.FEB 2012.
LIMIT ISSUE: 12,000.
QUALITY: PROOF. STERLING SILVER 0.925
DESIGNER: MICHAEL GUILFOYLE.
COMES IN NICE PRESENTATION BOX WITH NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
JACK B. YEATS 1871- 1957.
Brother of William Butler Yeats, Jack B. Yeats became an internationally renowned artist in his own right.
First Irish artist to hold exhibitions at the Tate and National Galleries in London.
Some of his most celebrated paintings reflected the turbulent times of early 20th century Ireland, such as The Liffey Swim, Bachelor’s Walk andGrief.
He also wrote a number of short poems, prose works and plays during his life such as, Sligo, Sailing Swiftly, The Charmed Life, Apparitions, La La Noo and in Sand.
In 1945, he received his first formal tribute when 180 of his paintings appeared at the National Loan Exhibition.
His final paintings included Entrance of a Lady with Attendants, Out of the Mountainside and Sleep Sound.