Francis BaconFigure Bending Forwards c.1957-61

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Artist
Francis Bacon (1909‑1992)
Title
Figure Bending Forwards
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
T07358
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Catalogue entry

T07358

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, February-April 1999 (8, reproduced in colour)

Literature:
Matthew Gale, ‘Points of Departure’, in Francis Bacon: Working on Paper, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.27-8

This page has been through a series of vicissitudes. In common with the accompanying sheets (T07355-T07380), the perforations along the left edge confirm that it was torn from Bacon’s spiral bound sketchbook. A vertical fold, also visible in the preceding pages, indicates that the whole book was bent along its length. More obviously, the sheet was individually folded into six… (read more)

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