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. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  3. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  4. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  7. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  8. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  13. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  15. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  17. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  19. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  24. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows