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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals

The Táin - Mare and foals

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

© the artist

  • 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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  3. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  4. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
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  6. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  8. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  9. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  14. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  20. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse