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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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  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
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  9. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
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  11. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  12. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  13. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
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  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  16. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  20. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  24. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary