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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. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  2. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  3. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  5. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  7. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  10. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  12. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  13. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  15. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  16. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  18. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  19. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  20. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  23. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  24. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden