The Táin - Medb

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Medb
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    38 × 54cm
  • 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)- Sailor home from the sea
  2. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  3. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  4. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  6. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  7. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  8. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  11. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  13. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  15. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  19. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  20. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  22. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  23. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)