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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot

The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  • Date
    c. 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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  2. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  4. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  5. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  7. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  8. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  10. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  12. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  14. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  17. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  19. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  20. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  21. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  24. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath