The Táin - The bull of Cuailnge

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - The bull of Cuailnge
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    54 × 38cm
  • 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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  2. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  5. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  8. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  9. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  10. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  11. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  18. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  20. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  21. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  23. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  24. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower