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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion

The Táin - Lion

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Lion
  • Date
    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. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  2. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  4. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  6. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  7. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  8. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  11. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  12. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  13. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  15. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  16. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  21. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  23. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  24. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill