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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot

The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  • Date
    c. 1969
  • Dimensions
    54 × 38cm
  • Medium
    Lithograph on swiftbrook paper
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Edition of 70 proofs. Purchased in 1970
Description

The original Táin published by Dolmen Press in 1969 was applauded as being the great Irish livre d’artiste of the twentieth century comprises 123 illustrations. The same year, the artist produced The Táin portfolios (1969) consisting of three sets of twelve black and white lithographic brush drawings selected from the Táin and grouped by theme. In total, 36 sheets plus five ‘Individual Subjects’ and four chromo-lithographic ‘Epic Shields’ separate.

The Táin portfolios consist of limited editions of 70 proofs each sheet individually signed, dated and numbered by the artist including portfolio numbers (I, II, & III).

Printed by Frank O’Reilly, Dublin, on Swiftbrook paper, each 54 × 38 (38 × 54) cm. Large folios, unbound with title pages and black interleaves. Boxed by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin, black boards stamped in white in a design by the artist.

The Niland house in its collection 15 lithographs out of the 45 that make up The Táin portfolios.

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  3. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  4. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  10. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  11. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  14. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  19. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  20. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  21. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  22. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  23. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day