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STUDY FOR A HEAD by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

STUDY FOR A HEAD, 1952

oil and sand on canvas
66 x 56 cm (25.98 x 22.05 in)
paintings

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ImageSale dateTitleAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldCondition
May 16, 2019
STUDY FOR A HEADSotheby'sNew YorkContemporary Art Evening Auction9
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Artwork description

Category
paintings
Dimensions
66 x 56 cm (25.98 x 22.05 in)
Materials
oil and sand on canvas
Signature
inscribed with artist's symbol
Provenance
Beaux Arts Gallery, London Bernard H. Friedman, New York Sanford Friedman, New York (gift from the above) Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York (acquired from the above) Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1975
Exhibited
Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, The Richard and Jane Lang Collection, February - April 1984, pp. 12-13, no. 1, illustrated Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum; and Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Francis Bacon: Paintings in the 1950s, September 2006 - July 2007, p. 102, no. 28, illustrated in color
Literature
Ronald Alley, Francis Bacon, London, 1964, n.p., no. 43, illustrated and p. 61 (text) Chiyo Ishikawa, ed., A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2008, p. 40, illustrated in color Martin Harrison, ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II, 1929-57, London, 2016, pp. 266-267, no. 52-07, illustrated in color
Description
inscribed with artist's symbol oil and sand on canvas 26 by 22 in. 66 by 56 cm. Executed in 1952.

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