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Figure Study II (1945-46)

© The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2023 Photo credit: Kirklees Museums and Galleries





Oil, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Bend figure with screaming mouth and the eyeless face of a sub-human creature.


145 x 128.5 cm

Accession Number:

1984.4818 (GML 2040)


Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1952

Ownership history:

Purchased from Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London by Sir Colin Anderson (1904-1980) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1946 (for £176); presented to Bagshaw Museum, Batley / Batley Art Gallery (Kirklees Museums and Galleries), 1952; transferred to Huddersfield Art Gallery, 1974

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