The next of Bacon's works to feature in our ‘Catalogué Raisonné Focus’ series is Study for Portrait, 1957 (Catalogue Raisonné number 57-22) which is currently on display in Germany’s Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen as part of their 6 x Francis Bacon and other highlights of the ‘Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection'.
Out of all the Bacon Popes, this is one of the most satirical, with the tassels on the prelate's face being as mocking as his limply-raised arms.
Excerpts: Martin Harrison, FSA. 57-22 Study for Portrait, 1957, Catalogue Raisonné Volume II page 524-525.
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