POPE WITH TWO OWLS Francis Bacon (1909~1992)

Francis Bacon / a hauntingly surreal style /a uniquely imaginative technique…

Figure in the Sea - Deep in the Blue Francis Bacon, 1957

FRANCIS BACON Figure in Sea, circa Oil on canvas. Bacon’s ‘Figure in Sea’ circa 1957 is one of only two surviving seascapes, and was the starting point for the show’s selection process.

Blood on the Floor. Francis Bacon, 1986. (+Paul Stubbs poem)

Here’s a line that Bacon loved from Orestria by Greek dramatist Aeschylus: “The reek of human blood smiles out at me.

Francis Bacon - Dog I - 1952

Francis Bacon Study of a Dog, 1952 Oil on canvas x cm Presented by Eric Hall 1952 Tate, London © Tate, London 2016

Francis Bacon, Painting, 1929-1930

FRANCIS BACON Painting Date Medium Oil paint on canvas Dimensions Support: 915 x 610 mm Collection Lent from a private collection 2009 On long term loan Tate