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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. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  7. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  8. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  10. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  12. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  14. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  16. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  18. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  20. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  23. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  24. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke