The Táin - The boy Cúchulainn armed

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - The boy Cúchulainn armed
  • 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. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  3. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  5. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  6. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  8. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  9. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  10. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  12. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  13. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  17. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  19. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  20. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  21. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  24. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes