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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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  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  2. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  3. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  5. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  6. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  7. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  8. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  10. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  21. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  22. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled