Jack B. Yeats painting purchased by National Gallery

A painting by Jack B. Yeats has been purchased by the National Gallery of Ireland.

‘Bachelor’s Walk’ depicts an incident in Dublin city centre in 1914 when members of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators killing four and injuring 35.

The painting was not seen publicly until 1922 and was also stolen during a robbery at Dunsany Castle, Co. Meath in 1990.

It was found in 2007 at a Sotheby’s auction in London and returned to it’s owners.

The Yeats painting was on long-term lease for the last 12 years and has now been purchased by the gallery where it will remain on public display.