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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion

The Táin - Lion

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • 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. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  2. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  4. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  8. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  12. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  21. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  23. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child