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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. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  3. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  4. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  7. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  13. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  14. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  15. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  16. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  17. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  20. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  22. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  23. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  24. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats