The Táin - Chariots

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Chariots
  • 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. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  2. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  6. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  7. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  8. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  9. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  10. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  12. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  14. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  17. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  20. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  21. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  23. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  24. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph