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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)- Mountain window
  2. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  5. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  8. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  10. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  12. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  14. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  15. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  16. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  19. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  24. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene