The Táin - Cow and calf

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Cow and calf
  • 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 - Woman in Riding Habit
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  4. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  5. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  7. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  12. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  16. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  17. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  19. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  20. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  21. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled