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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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  1. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  3. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  4. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  5. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  9. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  10. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  12. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  13. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  14. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  18. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  19. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  21. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  23. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window