An artwork in three panels

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  • Francis Bacon, 'Triptych - August 1972' 1972
    Francis Bacon
    Triptych - August 1972 1972
    Oil on canvas
    support, each: 1981 x 1473 mm
    frame (each): 2175 x 1668 x 102 mm
    Purchased 1980© Estate of Francis Bacon
  • Arthur Hughes, 'The Eve of St Agnes' 1856
    Arthur Hughes
    The Eve of St Agnes 1856
    Oil on canvas
    support: 710 x 1245 mm
    frame: 1010 x 1545 x 100 mm
    Bequeathed by Mrs Emily Toms in memory of her father, Joseph Kershaw 1931
  • Bill Viola, 'Nantes Triptych' 1992
    Bill Viola
    Nantes Triptych 1992
    Video and mixed media
    duration: 29 min., 46 sec.
    © Bill Viola Studio

The panels can be attached together or presented adjoining each other.

Although traditionally applied to painting or relief-carved panels, the term has also been used refer to artworks in other media which are formed of three panels or screens, such as video.