The Táin - A flock of birds

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - A flock of birds
  • 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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  5. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  6. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  8. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  11. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  13. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  14. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  18. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  20. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  21. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  22. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  24. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath