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Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer by FRANCIS BACON
FRANCIS BACON

(BRITISH, 1909 - 1992)

Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer

1963


PRICE SOLD
ORIGINAL CURRENCY OF SALE

LOT #38 B

MAY 17, 2017

Christie's, New York

Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (Sale 14187)


Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer Regular price: $179.99 $ 51,767,500 USD Premium51,767,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

triptych-oil on canvas

Measurements:

13.98 in. (35.50 cm.) (height) by 12.01 in. (30.50 cm.) (width)

Size Notes:

each

Markings:

titled and dated '3 Studies For Portrait of George Dyer 1963.' (on the reverse of the center canvas)

Exhibited:

Oslo, Kunstnerforbundet; Trondheim, Kunstforening; Bergen, Kunstforeningen; Warsaw, Museum Narodowe; Poznan, Museum Narodowe and Krakow, Museum Narodowe, British Paintings 1945-1970, January-July 1972, n.p., no. 10 (illustrated). Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Bacon-Freud: Expressions, July-October 1995, pp. 46-47 and 204, no. 11 (illustrated in color). Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Wounds: Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, February-April 1998, vol. 1, p. 171; vol. 2, n.p. (illustrated in color). Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Francis Bacon: Le Sacré et le Profane, April-June 2004, pp. 112 and 157 (illustrated in color). Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads, June-September 2005, pp. 60-61, no. 29 (illustrated in color). Hamburger Kunsthalle, Francis Bacon. Die Portraits, October 2005-January 2006, p. 73, no. 28 (illustrated in color). London, Tate Britain; Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado and New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective, September 2008-August 2009, pp. 186 and 280 (illustrated in color).

Literature:

Francis Bacon, exh. cat., Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, 1996, p. 64 (illustrated). D. Sturrock, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl, New York, 2010, p. 440. J. A. Knapp, ed., Shakespeare and the Power of the Face, Farnham, 2015, pp. 168-170, fig. 10.2 (illustrated). M. Harrison, ed., Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné: Volume III 1958-71, London, 2016, pp. 738-739, no. 63-15 (illustrated in color).

Provenance:

Marlborough Fine Art, London Roald Dahl, Great Missenden Waddington Galleries, London Acquired from the above by the present owner


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