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. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  2. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  4. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  6. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  9. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  10. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  14. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  15. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  17. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  20. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  22. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  24. Sean McSweeney - The Road