The Táin - Pigs

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Pigs
  • Date
    1969
  • 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. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  2. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  3. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  4. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  7. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  8. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  9. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  10. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  13. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  15. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  16. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  17. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  21. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  23. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  24. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators