• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    Francis Bacon

    Metropolitan Triptych

    Price Realised  

    Francis Bacon
    Metropolitan Triptych
    three etchings with aquatint in colours, 1974-77, on one sheet of wove paper, signed and dedicated 'For Alan' in pencil, inscribed 'AP', an artist's proof aside from the edition of 99 (there were also 15 hors commerce copies numbered in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona, with margins, light-staining, the colours slightly attenuated, occasional scattered pinpoint foxing mainly in the margins, a pale stain in the right margin, trimmed, with slightly irregular sheet edges, other minor defects
    P. 390 x 945 mm. (overall), S. 597 x 1099 mm.


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