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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)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  2. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  3. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  4. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  6. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  7. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  9. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  11. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  12. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  17. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  19. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  20. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  21. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  22. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  23. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)