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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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  4. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  8. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  11. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  13. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  14. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  19. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait