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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  3. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  5. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  10. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  11. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  13. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  14. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  17. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  18. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  20. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  23. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell