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Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals

The Táin - Mare and foals

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

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  • 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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  3. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  4. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  6. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  9. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  12. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  14. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  18. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  19. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  21. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  22. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  24. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children