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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. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  2. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  5. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  7. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  8. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  12. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  14. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  17. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  21. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  22. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  24. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering