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. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  2. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  8. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  10. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  13. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  14. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  17. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  18. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  20. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  24. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay