The Táin - Cúchulainn confronting Ferdia

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Cúchulainn confronting Ferdia
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    38 × 54cm
  • 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)- Mountain window
  2. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  6. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  8. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  10. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  16. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  17. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  22. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  23. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point