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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion

The Táin - Lion

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

© the artist

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Lion
  • 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)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  4. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  7. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  9. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  11. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  12. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  13. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  16. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  21. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  24. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt