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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals

The Táin - Mare and foals

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Mare and foals
  • 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)-A Western Town, Night
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  4. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  7. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  8. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  9. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  10. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  14. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  17. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  19. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  22. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  23. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  24. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower