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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. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  2. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  3. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  4. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  5. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  6. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  9. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  12. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  14. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  15. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  16. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  17. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  19. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  20. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  21. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  22. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  24. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)