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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion

The Táin - Lion

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

© the artist

  • 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. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  6. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  7. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  8. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  12. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  13. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  14. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  15. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  18. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  19. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  20. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  21. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  23. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’