Artwork: Painting
Size: 91.5 x 60.6 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1930
Marks: Signed 'F. Bacon' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1929-1930
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: (Probably) London, Francis Bacon Studio, Recent Paintings by Roi de Mestre, Drawings and Pastels by Jean Shepeard, Paintings and Rugs by Francis Bacon, 1930 (titled 'Trees by the Sea'); Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Francis Bacon, 1993, pp. 20 and 137, no. 4 (illustrated in colour, p. 21; illustrated, p. 137); Milan, Palazzo Reale, Bacon, 2008, p. 229, no. 4, pp. 86 and 229 (illustrated in colour, p. 87); London, Tate Britain, Francis Bacon: Early Works, 2009-2010; Monaco, The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture, 2016, no. 26 (illustrated in colour, pp. 59 and 228); Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velazquez, 2016-2017, p. 202, no. 2 (illustrated in colour, p. 50)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-10-04
Lot Number: 51