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. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  2. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  3. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  6. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  7. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  9. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  14. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  15. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  18. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  19. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  22. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  23. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  24. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators