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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. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  3. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  4. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  5. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  10. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  15. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  16. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  17. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  18. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  19. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  22. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  23. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  24. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy