Study For Portrait
Artwork: Study For Portrait
Size: 198.2 x 147.7 cm
Medium: Oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas
Creation year: 1977
Marks: Signed, titled and dated 'Study for Portrait 1977 Francis Bacon' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Marlborough International Fine Art, Vaduz; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 13 May 1977
Exhibition history: London, Royal Academy of Arts, British Painting 1952-1977, September-November 1977, p. 29, no. 29; Madrid, Fundacion Juan March; Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, April-July 1978, n.p., no. 14 (illustrated in color); New York, Marlborough Gallery, Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings, April-June 1980, pp. 6 and 8-9, no. 1 (illustrated in color); New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Eight Figurative Painters, October 1981-March 1982, pp. 52 and 58, no. 22 (illustrated); Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945-1982, June-November 1983, pp. 70 and 87, no. 34 (illustrated in color); Institut Valencia d'Art Moderne; Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musee Maillol, Francis Bacon: Le Sacre et le Profane, December 2003-June 2004, p. 99 (Valencia, illustrated in color); pp. 122-123 and 157 (Paris, illustrated in color); Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture, July-September 2016, pp. 86 and 230, no. 44 (illustrated in color)

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Date: 2018-05-17
Lot Number: 7B