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Head With Raised Arm

Francis Bacon-Head With Raised Arm-1955

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Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork:
Head With Raised Arm
Size:
61 x 50.7 cm
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Creation Year:
1955
Category :
Painting
Provenance :
Kenneth John Hewett, London; James and Brenda Bomford, Aldbourne; Brook Street Gallery, London; Piccadilly Gallery, London; Galleria d'Arte Galatea, Turin; Acquired from the previous in December 1963; Thence by descent to present owner
Exhibition History :
Bath, Victoria Art Gallery, Three Masters of modern British Painting: Sir Matthew Smith, Victor Pasmore, Francis Bacon, 1958, no. 50, p. 12 (titled Portrait of a Cardinal and incorrectly dated 1954). This exhibition later travelled to Carlisle, Carlisle Art Gallery; Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Art Gallery; Bournemouth, Bournemouth College of Art; Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Art Gallery (incorrectly titled 'Portrait of Cardinal, 1954'); London, Piccadilly Gallery,Paintings Drawings and Sculpture, 1961, no. 1; Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Francis Bacon, 1962, p. 100, no. 36 (illustrated in colour, p. 101)

Christie’s London

Date:
2017-10-06
Lot Number :
21 A
Low Estimate :
$9,507,220[+43%]*
High Estimate :
$13,581,800[-0%]*
Hammer Price :
$13,581,750
Sold For :
$15,596,942*