This image is subject to copyright and cannot be downloaded or reproduced without written permission.
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.

Browse the Collection

Browse by: Image / List

  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  4. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  7. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  9. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  10. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  12. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  13. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  18. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  20. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  21. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  22. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  23. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child