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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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  1. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  3. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  4. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  5. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  10. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  12. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  13. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  16. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  19. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  21. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  22. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  24. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt