- Francis Bacon 1909–1992
- Oil on three wooden panels
- Displayed: 1829 x 1830 x 1220 mm
- Lent from a private collection 2009
On long term loan
Bacon worked as an interior designer before becoming a painter. This screen is a rare survivor of the period of transition from one career to the other. As a designer, Bacon had conceived interiors with a modern look, including tubular steel furniture and white rubber curtains, in the style of Eileen Gray. His early paintings were influenced by forms of late cubism, then fashionable in Paris, by such artists as Fernand Léger and Jean-Charles Jeanneret (Le Corbusier).
Gallery label, September 2016