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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. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  4. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  5. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  6. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  9. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  11. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  16. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  18. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  19. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  20. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  22. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry