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Pope I (1951)

Francis Bacon

oil on canvas

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

© the estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2023 Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums





Oil, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Canvas commercially prepared, white oil ground, on reverse i.e. canvas stretched ‘wrong way round’


197.8 x 137.4 (support) cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1956

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Hanover Gallery, London by Wilfred Ariel Evill (1890-1963) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1952 (for £225); presented to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, 1956


Political, Power, Man

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