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Irish Art

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Louis le Brocquy, H.R.H.A.
1916-2012
CÚCHULAINN
signed and dated l.r.: LE BROCQUY 98
watercolour with collage
61 by 46cm., 24 by 18in.
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Provenance

Taylor Galleries, Dublin, where purchased by the present owner in 1998

Exhibited

Dublin, Taylor Galleries, Human Images: Early and Recent Works on Paper, 1998

Catalogue Note

The legend of the Irish mythological hero Cúchulainn was to occupy stages of le Brocquy's career in various forms, from ink illustrations, tapestries and as in the present work, watercolour. In line with le Brocquy's treatment of the human figure in other works, he has an ethereal presence. Emerging from the white paper, with collage skilfully used to represent his shield, Cúchulainn's transient nature subtly examines the mythology itself.

Irish Art

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