triptych-oil on canvas
13.98 in. (35.50 cm.) (height) by 12.01 in. (30.50 cm.) (width)
titled and dated '3 Studies For Portrait of George Dyer 1963.' (on the reverse of the center canvas)
Oslo, Kunstnerforbundet; Trondheim, Kunstforening; Bergen, Kunstforeningen; Warsaw, Museum Narodowe; Poznan, Museum Narodowe and Krakow, Museum Narodowe, British Paintings 1945-1970, January-July 1972, n.p., no. 10 (illustrated). Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Bacon-Freud: Expressions, July-October 1995, pp. 46-47 and 204, no. 11 (illustrated in color). Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Wounds: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, February-April 1998, vol. 1, p. 171; vol. 2, n.p. (illustrated in color). Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Francis Bacon: Le Sacré et le Profane, April-June 2004, pp. 112 and 157 (illustrated in color). Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads, June-September 2005, pp. 60-61, no. 29 (illustrated in color). Hamburger Kunsthalle, Francis Bacon. Die Portraits, October 2005-January 2006, p. 73, no. 28 (illustrated in color). London, Tate Britain; Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado and New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective, September 2008-August 2009, pp. 186 and 280 (illustrated in color).
Francis Bacon, exh. cat., Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, 1996, p. 64 (illustrated). D. Sturrock, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl, New York, 2010, p. 440. J. A. Knapp, ed., Shakespeare and the Power of the Face, Farnham, 2015, pp. 168-170, fig. 10.2 (illustrated). M. Harrison, ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné: Volume III 1958-71, London, 2016, pp. 738-739, no. 63-15 (illustrated in color).
Marlborough Fine Art, London Roald Dahl, Great Missenden Waddington Galleries, London Acquired from the above by the present owner