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A Legacy of Innovation: Works From The Collection of William S. Paley Sold to Benefit the Museum of Modern Art and other Charitable Organizations

Francis Bacon

Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta Moraes

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A Legacy of Innovation: Works From The Collection of William S. Paley Sold to Benefit the Museum of Modern Art and other Charitable Organizations

Francis Bacon

1909 - 1992

Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta Moraes

titled 3 Studies For Portrait of Henrietta Moraes and dated 1963 (on the reverse of the central canvas)

oil on canvas, in three parts

each: 35.5 by 30.5 cm. 14 by 12 in.

Executed in 1963.




1909 - 1992年


款識:書題目3 Studies For Portrait of Henrietta Moraes並紀年1963(中間畫布背面)


各:35.5 x 30.5 公分;14 x 12 英寸


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Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York

William S. Paley, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1963)

Acquired by bequest in 1990 by the William S. Paley Foundation

Ronald Alley and John Rothenstein, Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné and Documentation, London and New York, 1964, p. 155, no. 221, illustrated

John Rothenstein, Francis Bacon - The Masters 71, Bristol, 1967, pp. 6 and 8, no. XIII, illustrated

John Russell, Francis Bacon, London, 1971 (1st edition), p. 81, no. 42, illustrated in colour

Lorenza Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Milan, 1975, n.p., no. 96, illustrated

Lorenza Trucchi and John Sheply, Francis Bacon, London, 1976, n.p., no. 96, illustrated

John Russell, Francis Bacon, London, 1979 (2nd edition), p. 123, no. 59, illustrated 

Michael McNay, "Just a Pile of Paint and a Nightmare of Chic Thrills," The Guardian, 2 May 1992, p. 15, left canvas illustrated

Exh. Cat., London, Marlborough Fine Art, Francis Bacon 1909 - 1992: Small Portrait Studies, 1993 

David Sylvester, The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon, London, 1993 (3rd Edition), pp. 11 and 84-86, no. 6, illustrated 

Andrew Sinclair, Francis Bacon: His Life and Violent Times, London, 1993, p. 181 

Milan Kundera and France Borel, Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits, London, 1996 p. 121, illustrated in colour

Margarita Cappock, Francis Bacon’s Studio, London, 2005, p. 47 

John Russell, Francis Bacon, London, 2001 (revised edition), p. 123, no. 59, illustrated 

Martin Harrison, In Camera: Francis Bacon, Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting, London, 2005, pp. 147 and 168 (text)

Martin Harrison and Rebecca Daniels, Francis Bacon: Incunabula, London, 2008, p. 188, illustrated in colour (fragments of reproductions from the artist’s studio)

Exh. Cat., Dublin, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty, 2009 - 2010, p. 80 

Martin Hammer, Francis Bacon, Phaidon Focus, London, 2013, pp. 76-77, no. 68, illustrated  

Martin Harrison, Ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume III, 1958-71, London, 2016, pp. 732-33, no. 63-12, illustrated in colour

Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais; Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Francis Bacon, October 1971 – May 1972, p. 69, no. 48, illustrated in colour

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes; Bogota, Museo de Arte Moderno; Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno; Sao Paulo, Muesu de Arte de Sao Paulo; Rio de Janeiro, Museo de Arte Moderna, Cuatro Maestros Contemporaneos: Giacometti, Dubuffet, De Kooning, Bacon, April – November 1973, n.p., no. B/6, illustrated

New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Seattle, Seattle Museum of Art; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art; Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art; New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art; Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection; Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The William S. Paley Collection, February 1992 – January 1997, p. 8 (text); p. 9, no. 4, illustrated in colour

Tokyo, Ueno Royal Museum; Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia; Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria; Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The William S. Paley Collection, March 1996 – March 1997

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads, June 2005 – September 2005, p. 72 (text); p. 73, no. 40, illustrated in colour

Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Francis Bacon: Die Portraits, October 2005 – January 2006, p. 71, no. 29, illustrated in colour

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Alberto Giacometti. Francis Bacon: Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers, November – December 2008, pp. 84-85, illustrated in colour

Nashville, Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Paint Made Flesh, January – September 2009, p. 89, no. 17, illustrated in colour

San Francisco, The de Young Museum; Portland, Portland Museum of Art; Quebec, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec; Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, September 2012 – July 2014, p. 8 (text); p. 9, no. 4, illustrated in colour