Auction Date:2012 May 21 @ 18:00 (UTC+1)
Location:Serpentine Hall, RDS, Anglesea Road entrance, Dublin, Dublin, ., Ireland
Francis Bacon-STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF JOHN EDWARDS, 1987
lithograph in colour; (no. 145 from an edition of 180)signed in the margin lower right; numbered lower left
26.75 by 20in., 67.945 by 50.8cm.
Orientation of Image: P
Provenance: Marlborough Gallery, London;
Where purchased by the present owner
Notes: Francis Bacon met John Edwards at the infamous Colony Club in London's Soho in 1974. He became Bacon's companion from then on. Edwards was the subject of some of his most significant portraits and later sole heir to his estate. He donated the entire contents of the artist's Reece Mews Studio to the Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane in 1998.