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Study For Portrait by FRANCIS BACON

FRANCIS BACON

(BRITISH, 1909 - 1992)

Study For Portrait , 1981

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Materials:

oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas

Measurements:

77.99 in. (198.10 cm.) (height) by 58.27 in. (148.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed, titled, and dated 1981 on the reverse

Exhibited:

New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc.,. Important Paintings by Avigdor Arikha, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Balthus, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Lucien [sic]. Freud, Alberto Giacometti, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Antonio Lopez-Garcia, Pablo Picasso , November 1982, p. 9, no. 6, illustrated in color. Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art; and Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery,. Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945-1982 , June - November 1983, p. 76, no. 43, illustrated in color and p. 89, no. 43, illustrated. New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries,. The British Imagination: Twentieth-Century Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings , November 1990 - January 1991, p. 99, no. 48, illustrated in color

Literature:

Michel Leiris, . Francis Bacon: Full Face and in Profile , New York, 1983, p. 228, no. 135, illustrated in color. Michel Leiris, . Francis Bacon: Full Face and in Profile , Barcelona, 1987, p. 228, no. 135, illustrated in color. Michel Leiris,. Francis Bacon , New York, 1988, p. 110, no. 134, illustrated in color. Martin Harrison, ed.,. Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume IV, 1971-92 , London, 2016, pp. 1232-1233, no. 81-07, illustrated in color

Provenance:

Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York. Acquired by the present owner from the above in February 1983

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