Francis BaconBlue Crawling Figure, No. 2 c.1957-61

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Artist
Francis Bacon (1909‑1992)
Title
Blue Crawling Figure, No. 2
Date c.1957-61
MediumOil paint on paper
Dimensionssupport: 340 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and a group of anonymous donors in memory of Mario Tazzoli 1998
Reference
T07377
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Catalogue entry

T07377

Oil on white wove paper
340 x 270 (13 3/8 x 10 5/8)
Purchased from Paul Danquah and Peter Pollock with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Art Collections Fund and a group of anonymous donors in memory of Mario Tazzoli, 1998

Provenance:
Acquired from the artist (by 1961)

Exhibited:
Francis Bacon: Working on Paper, Tate Gallery, London, Feb.-April 1999 (27, repr. in col.)

Literature:
Matthew Gale, ‘Points of Departure’, in Francis Bacon: Working on Paper, exh. cat., Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.25-6

Reproduced:
Richard Cork, ‘I can’t draw, said Bacon’, Times, 26 Jan. 1998, p.18 (as Crawling Nude)

Blue Crawling Figure, no.2 is more turbulent in its depiction of the body than the static form traced from it in Crawling Figure (private collection),[1] and then Blue Crawling Figure, no… (read more)

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