New York, Park Avenue
20 November 1996
Francis Bacon (1909-1994)
Study for Portrait
signed, titled and dated 'Francis Bacon Study for Portrait 1979' on the reverse
oil on canvas
14 x 12in. (35.5 x 30.5cm.)
Marlborough Gallery, New York.
Private collection, United States.
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London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Small Portrait Studies: Loan Exhibition, Oct.-Dec. 1993, no. 3 (illustrated).
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