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Francis BACON
Ireland 1909 – Spain 1992
worked in Great Britain
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Triptych 1970
oil on canvas
overall (variable) 218.2 (h) x 551.6 (w) cm
canvas (each) 198.0 (h) x 147.5 (w) cm
framed 218.2 (h) x 167.2 (w) cm
signed, dated and titled verso u.r. (left canvas) and u.l. (centre and right canvases), blue fibre-tipped pen, "Triptych 1970/ Francis Bacon"
Collection: National Gallery of Australia Purchased 1973
NGA 1974.263.A-C
© Francis Bacon. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
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Literature

John Russell, Francis Bacon, London: Thames and Hudson 1971, cf. pp.227-8, pp.116-70, illus. pl. 80 fold-out;

Yvon Taillandier, 'Francis Bacon ou l'espace du "naissant"', XXe siècle no. 38, June 1972, pp.57-66, pp.64-5, b&w illus.;

Lorenza Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Milan: Fratelli Fabbri Editori 1975, trans. John Shepley, London and New York: Thames and Hudson/Harry N. Abrams 1976, n.p. illus. pl.145;

Elwyn Lynn, 'Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and Bridget Riley', Art and Australia, vol.14, nos 3-4, 1977, pp.302-6, illus.;

Filles Deleuze, Francis Bacon: Logique de la sensation, 2 vols, Paris: Editions de la Différence 1981, vol.2, p.14, illus.;

Australian National Gallery: An Introduction, Canberra: Australian National Gallery 1982, pp.72-3, illus.;

John Rothenstein, 'Francis Bacon', in Modern English Painters, vol.III, Hennell to Hockney, London and Sydney: Macdonald 1984, pp.149-64, cf. p.163;

Wieland Schmied, Francis Bacon, Berlin: Frölich and Kaufmann 1985, p.21, illus b&w fig.42;

Lawrence Gowing and Sam Hunter, Francis Bacon, London: Thames and Hudson 1989, fig 37, illus.;

Ernst van Alphen, Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self, London: Reaktion Books 1992, p.186, illus. b&w figs 116, 117, 118;

Michael Lloyd and Michael Desmond, European and American Paintings and Sculptures in the Australian National Gallery 1992, Canberra: Australian National Gallery 1992, pp.402-5, illus.

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