The Táin - Leaping wolfhound

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Leaping wolfhound
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    54 × 38cm
  • 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) - An Island Man
  2. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  3. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  6. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  8. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  10. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  11. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  12. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  13. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  16. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  19. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  20. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  22. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  23. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  24. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||