Great Britain, 1980s
Francis Bacon (1909-1992) – British painter
Signed ‘Francis Bacon’ and numbered ‘49/180’ in pencil
Image dimensions: 27.3 x 20.9 cm; sheet dimensions: 45.2 x 31.6 cm
Frame: 52 x 42.5 cm
Very good condition
As template for this granolithograph served the painting ‘Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne’, that Francis Bacon created in 1966 of the artist. It is now in the Tate Collection, London.
The granolithograph is overall in very good condition. The image measures 27.3 x 20.9 cm, the sheet is 45.2 x 61.6 cm. The framed dimensions are 52 x 42.5 cm.
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Francis Bacon was born in 1909 in Dublin. As an artist, he was self-taught and devoted himself entirely to painting not until 1944. His works are characterized by visionary imagery influenced by surrealism. Bacon found the inspirations to his distorted, deformed figures that express fear, hopelessness and distress, in slaughterhouses, press photos and medical books, but also in paintings by artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch, Johann Heinrich Fuseli and Vincent van Gogh. Francis Bacon worked his paintings from photographs, he created distorted portraits of fellow artists, such as Alberto Giacometti and further large-format triptychs of religious content. (fea)
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