8 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Portrait of Michel Leiris, from Requiem pour la Fin des Temps
etching and aquatint in colours, 1976, on Arches, signed in pencil, numbered XIV/XLVI, a proof aside from the edition of one hundred published by G. Visat, Paris, with his blindstamp, the full sheet, folded as issued, with the text by Eddy Batache, a deckle edge at right, minor scattered foxmarks, occasional handling creases, the sheet slightly rubbed towards the edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
P. 300 x 253 mm., S. 674 x 520 mm.
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