Property of a Distinguished European Collector

Francis Bacon

Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud

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Property of a Distinguished European Collector

Francis Bacon

1909 - 1992

Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud

oil on canvas

198 by 147.5 cm. 78 by 58 in.

Executed in May 1964.




1909 - 1992年



198 x 147.5 公分;78 x 58 英寸


Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London

The Hon. Colin Tennant, London 

Galleria Galatea, Turin

Private Collection, Europe

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1982-83

Lorenza Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Milan, 1975, no. 94, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Francis Bacon, 1996, p. 61, illustrated

David Sylvester, Looking Back at Francis Bacon, London, 2000, pp. 113-114 (text)

Martin Harrison, Ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue RaisonnéVolume III, 1958-71, London, 2016, p. 753, no. 64-06, illustrated in color

Sebastian Smee, “Freud & Bacon,” Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, London, 2016, p. 85 (text)

David Dawson, Ed., Lucian Freud: A Life, London, 2019, p. 109, illustrated in colour

Hamburg, Kunstverein, Francis Bacon: Gemälde 1945-65, January – February 1965, n.p., no. 53 (text)

Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Francis Bacon: Målningar 1945-1964, February – April 1965, n.p., no. 55, illustrated

Dublin, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Bacon: Paintings 1945 – 65, April – May 1965, n.p., no. 50 (text)