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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)-A Western Town, Night
  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  4. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  6. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  7. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  8. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  10. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  11. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  14. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  15. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  16. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  21. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled