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Portrait of George Dyer Crouching

Item Code: FUB-gd1-u
Medium
Lithograph
Signed
Unsigned
Width (cm)
25
Height (cm)
33.5
Date of Work
1966
Edition Number
HC
Edition Size
150
Base price $1,203
Includes free standard framing and UK delivery
There are fewer than 50 different Bacon lithographs, all of which are after paintings.

Published in 1966 for the exhibition of 17 paintings at the Galerie Maeght,Paris, one of an edition of 150 only on Vélin de Rives paper this one being from an hors commerce suite.
Francis Bacon PortraitFrancis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked sporadically and uncertainly until his mid-30s. He drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, homosexual, gambler and interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles. He later admitted that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subject matter that could sustain his interest. His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, sealed his reputation as a uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition
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