oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas
77.95 in. (198.00 cm.) (height) by 58.27 in. (148.00 cm.) (width)
signed, titled and dated 'Figure in movement 1972 Francis Bacon' (on the reverse)
London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Selected European Maters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 1973, p. 7, no. 2 (illustrated in colour, p. 6). This exhibition later travelled to Toronto, Marlborough-Godard Gallery. Zurich, Marlborough Galerie, Francis Bacon, 1975. New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Recent Work: Arikha, Auerbach, Bacon, Botero, Genovés, Grooms, Katz, Kitaj, López-Garcia, Rivers, 1976, p. 2. Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945-1982, 1983, p. 87, no. 30 (illustrated in colour, p. 55; illustrated, p. 87). This exhibition later travelled to Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art and Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery. Monte Carlo, Grimaldi Forum, Francis Bacon: Monaco and French Culture, 2016, p. 226, no. 1 (illustrated in colour, p. 10 and 226).
L. Trucchi, Francis Bacon, London 1976, p. 41, no. 163 (illustrated, p. 163). M. Harrison (ed.), Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné Vol. IV 1971-92, London 2016, p. 1028, no. 72-15 (illustrated in colour, p. 1029).
Marlborough International Fine Art, Vaduz (acquired directly from the artist, 13 June 1973). Private Collection, Connecticut. Marlborough Galerie, Zurich. Acquired from the above by the present owner, 5 May 1977.