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Rug by FRANCIS BACON

FRANCIS BACON

(BRITISH, 1909 - 1992)

Rug , circa 1929

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Materials:

wool

Measurements:

83.66 in. (212.50 cm.) (height) by 49.09 in. (124.70 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed 'FRANCIS BACON' (lower right)

Exhibited:

London, Tate Britain, Francis Bacon: Early Works, 2009-2010.

Literature:

J. Rothenstein and R. Alley, Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné, London 1964 (with incorrect measurements illustrated, p. 24). Francis Bacon: A Retrospective, exh. cat., New Haven, The Yale Center for British Art, 1999, p. 21 (illustrated, p. 20). J. Norton, 'Bacon's Beginnings', in The Burlington Magazine, January 2016, no. 27 (illustrated in colour, p. 22). Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, exh. cat., Bilbao, Museo Guggenheim, 2016-2017, fig. 10 (illustrated in colour, p. 34).

Provenance:

Eric Allden, London. Francis Elek, London (acquired from the above late 1940s). Thence by descent to the present owner (on long-term loan to Tate Britain since 2009).

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