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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  2. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  5. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  7. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  8. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  9. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  10. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  13. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  15. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  16. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  17. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  19. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  20. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  22. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  23. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  24. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower