The Táin - Deer among dolmens

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Deer among dolmens
  • 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. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  2. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  3. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  4. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  7. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  12. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  13. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  16. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  18. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  19. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  20. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  21. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  22. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  24. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled