Gouache
Artwork: Gouache
Size: 35.4 x 25 cm
Medium: Gouache, distemper and watercolour on paper
Creation year: 1929
Marks: Signed and dated 'Francis Bacon. 29.' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Eric Allden, London; Francis Elek, London (acquired from the previous late 1940s); Thence by descent to the present owner (on long-term loan to Tate Britain since 2009)
Exhibition history: Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Francis Bacon, 1993, p. 16, no. 1 (illustrated in colour, p. 17; illustrated, p. 136); Milan, Palazzo Reale, Bacon, 2008, p. 229, no. 1 (illustrated in colour, p. 83); London, Tate Britain, Francis Bacon: Early Works, 2009-2010; Monaco, The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Francis Bacon: Monaco and French Culture, 2016, no. 22 (illustrated in colour, p. 56 and p. 228); Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Francis Bacon: de Picasso a Velazquez, 2016-2017, pp. 48 and 202, no. 1 (illustrated in colour, p. 49)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-10-04
Lot Number: 48