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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals

The Táin - Mare and foals

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

© the artist

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Mare and foals
  • 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. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  3. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  9. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  11. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  13. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  14. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  15. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  17. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  18. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  20. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  21. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins