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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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  1. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  3. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  8. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  9. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  10. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  11. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  12. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  13. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  15. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  16. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  18. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  22. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  23. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  24. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath