oil on canvas
14.02 in. (35.60 cm.) (height) by 12.01 in. (30.50 cm.) (width)
signed, titled and dated 'Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing Francis Bacon 1969' (on the reverse)
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Francis Bacon, October 1971-May 1972, p. 132, no. 93 (illustrated). New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings 1968-1974, March-June 1975, n.p., no. 8 (illustrated in color). London, Tate Gallery; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Francis Bacon, May 1985-April 1986, pp. 30 and n.p., no. 67 (illustrated and illustrated in color). New York, Gagosian Gallery, Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers: Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, November-December 2008, p. 89 (illustrated in color).
L.Trucchi, Francis Bacon, London, 1976, n.p., no. 138 (illustrated in color). M. Leiris, Francis Bacon: Full Face and in Profile, Oxford and New York, 1983, n.p., no. 59 (illustrated in color). H. Davies and S. Yard, Francis Bacon, New York, 1986, p. 62, no. 66 (illustrated). D. Sylvester, The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon, London, 1987, p. 144, no. 112 (illustrated). R. Strong et al., The British Portrait: 1660-1960, Suffolk, 1991, p. 402, no. 77 (illustrated in color). M. Kundera and F. Borel, Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits, London, 1996, pp. 124-125, (illustrated in color). W. Schmied, Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict, Munich and New York, 1996, pp. 101 and n.p., fig. 119, no. 33 (illustrated in color). Francis Bacon Paintings from The Estate 1980-1991, exh. cat., London, Faggionato Fine Arts, 1999, pp. 20-21 (illustrated in color). M. Cappock, Francis Bacon's Studio, London, 2005, p. 121, no. 211 (illustrated in color). M. Harrison, In Camera: Francis Bacon, Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting, London, 2005, p. 189, no. 209 (illustrated in color). M. Harrison, Francis Bacon - New Studies: Centenary Essays, Göttingen, 2009, p. 167, no. 111 (illustrated in color). Francis Bacon: Five Decades (54 works), exh. cat., Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2013, p. 50. M. Harrison, ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, London, 2016, vol. III, pp. 918 and 924-925, no. 69-15 (illustrated in color); vol. IV, pp. 1024, 1026 and 1104.
Ianthe Knott, Johannesburg, gift of the artist Richard Gray Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007