Irish artist Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957) shows a crowd of onlookers straining to get a view as swimmers pass by in the annual Liffey Race in Dublin in this vigorously realized painting from 1923. The Liffey Swim is an annual race in Dublin's main river, the Liffey, and is one of Ireland's most famous traditional sporting events. The first Liffey Swim took place on the 22 July 1920.
June 13th, 2017
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