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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)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  2. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  4. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  5. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  6. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  7. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  10. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  14. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  15. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  16. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  17. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  19. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  23. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners