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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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  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  3. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  4. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  13. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  16. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  18. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child