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'Robert Melville: The Last Interview'

By Douglas Maxwell
Modern Painters
Year: Spring 1989
Volume: Issue 2:1
Language: English
Pages: pp. 46-51
ISBN/ISSN: 0953-6698
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An interview with Robert Melville, an art critic who was one of the first ones to write about Francis Bacon's art in the 1940s. The interview took place a few months before his passing.

"I liked [Francis Bacon] very much. He could do an exceptionally good cup of tea. It was wonderful! We went to a fabulous wedding reception at Francis's studio. It lasted five days; there were people going out on their hands and knees at the end." p. 48.