Dublin 1909-1992 Madrid (Irish / British)

Title: Second Version of the Triptych 1944, 1989

Technique: Complete Hand Signed and Inscribed Triptych of Lithographs in Colours on Arches Wove Papers

Paper size: 75.2 x 56 cm. / 29.6 x 22.1 in.

Image size: 62 x 46 cm. / 24 x 18.1 in.

Additional Information: This complete set of three lithographs in colours, comprising the triptych, are each hand signed in pencil by the artist “”Francis Bacon”” at the lower right margin.

Each sheet is also inscribed in pencil “HC” hors commerce [out of trade] at the lower left margin.

This set is one of 23 hors commerce aside from the standard edition of 60 at the lower left margin. There were also 8 artist’s proof impressions.

They were printed by Art Estampe, Paris and published by IRCAM for the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris.

Each sheet bears the Arches infinity watermark in the lower right margin.

Provenance: Marlborough Gallery, London.

Private British Collection.

Literature: 1. Tacou, A. (2008). Francis Bacon: Estampes – Collection Alexandre Tacou. Paris: Bervillé Éditions.

Reference: Tacou 25

2. Sabatier, B. (2012). Francis Bacon: Oeuvre Graphique – The Graphic Work: Catalogue Raisonné. Paris: JSC Modern Art Gallery.

Reference: Sabatier 24

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale, unobtrusive mount staining in the margins. Remnants of hinging tape, verso.