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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)- Market Day
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  5. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  6. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  7. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  8. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  10. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  11. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  12. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  16. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  17. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  19. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  20. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  22. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  23. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  24. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt