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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. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  3. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  5. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  6. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  9. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  12. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  14. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  18. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  20. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  21. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  24. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled