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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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  2. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  5. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  6. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  7. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  14. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  22. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point