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. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  2. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  4. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  5. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  7. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  14. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  15. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  16. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  18. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  20. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  22. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  23. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  24. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled