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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) - An Island Man
  2. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  4. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  6. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  7. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  8. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  10. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  11. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  12. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  16. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  18. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  19. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  21. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  22. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait