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. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  2. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  4. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  5. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  6. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  7. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  8. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  10. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  11. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  14. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  17. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  18. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  20. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  21. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  22. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“