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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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  4. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  6. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  8. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  12. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  14. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  17. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  19. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  20. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  21. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  22. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  24. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn