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 Funeral
  2. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  6. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  7. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  8. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  9. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  11. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  13. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  14. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  15. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  16. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  17. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  18. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  20. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  22. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  23. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  24. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled