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SA646337

Francis Bacon Lithograph Of Isabel Rawsthorne

Price

£750 | $999 USD | €850 EUR
Item Number: SA646337
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Description

A fine quality collectors early Lithograph Portrait Of Isabel Rawsthorne,preserved under glass.
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Original medium was Pastel & Watercolour.
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FRAME
Mounted inside a quality gallery frame with double mount and protected under glass.Framing to this high standard would cost at least £150.
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LABEL VERSO
Reads Francis Bacon
1909-1992
Lithograph
PORTRAIT OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.
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Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked sporadically and uncertainly until his mid-30s.
He drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, homosexual, gambler and interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles.
He later admitted that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subject matter that could sustain his interest.
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His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, sealed his reputation as a uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition.
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Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his artistic output typically focused on a single subject or format for sustained periods, often in triptych or diptych formats. His output can be crudely described as sequences or variations on a single motif beginning with the 1930s Picasso-informed Furies, moving on to the 1940s male heads isolated in rooms or geometric structures, the 1950s screaming popes, and the mid-to-late 1950s animals and lone figures.
These were followed by his early 1960s variations on crucifixion scenes.
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From the mid-1960s he mainly produced portraits of friends and drinking companions, either as single or triptych panels. Following the 1971 suicide of his lover George Dyer, his art became more sombre, inward-looking and preoccupied with the passage of time and death.
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The climax of this later period is marked by masterpieces, including his 1982's "Study for Self-Portrait" and Study for a Self Portrait -Triptych, 1985-86
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ISABEL HAWTHORNE
This is one of the many paintings Bacon made of his friend, the artist Isabel Rawsthorne. He preferred to base such works on photographs of the subject rather than work from life.Intimate knowledge of the sitter was also essential. ‘What I want to do is to distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance’, he said.
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Dimensions
Frame Size 19 x 22 Inches. Visable Lithograph 10 x 12 Inches
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Condition
Excellent Order Throughout
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Delivery
Uk Mainland ( Packaged Next Day Tracked & Recoded Service ) ( Add + £30 )
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Dimensions

Height = 56 cm (22.0")
Width = 48.2 cm (19.0")
Depth = 4 cm (1.6")


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Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
East Midlands
United Kingdom
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