Study For Portrait
Artwork: Study For Portrait
Size: 198.1 x 148 cm
Medium: Oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas
Creation year: 1981
Marks: Signed, titled, and dated 1981 on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York; Acquired by the present owner from the previous in February 1983
Exhibition history: 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

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-05-16
Lot Number: 26
Low Estimate: $12000000 [+4%]
High Estimate: $18000000 [-30%]
Hammer Price: $12500000
Sold For: $14501500