Painting 1946, 1946


“I was doing a landscape and I wanted to make a field with a bird flying over it. I had put a whole heap of reference marks on the canvas, then suddenly the forms that you see on the canvas began to appear; they imposed themselves on me. It wasn’t what I set out to do” (Francis Bacon, In conversation with Michel Archimbaud, pp. 80-81).

This painting, which is part of the Museum of Modern Art collection, New York, is the first Bacon painting ever bought by a museum. Bacon produced a second version of this work in 1971.


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This image is digitally printed on Premium Quality 250 gsm graphic art paper with a matte finish.

Paper Size: 60 x 80 cm

Image size: 46 x 68 cm

Printed in the UK

Additional information

Weight 100 g