The Táin - The Morrígan

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - The Morrígan
  • 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. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  2. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  3. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  5. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  7. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  8. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  10. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  12. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  13. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  14. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  16. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  20. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  22. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  23. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  24. Nick Miller - John McGahern