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Bust of Francis Bacon (1909-92): M.2-2002

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bust of Francis Bacon (1909-92)

Maker(s)

Redgrave, William (Uncertain)

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronze, cast. Head, neck, and central part of the shoulders. The right side of the head from the eye socket backwards, slopes away from the front diagonally. The surface is roughly modelled.

Legal notes

Given Anonymously

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2002) by Anonymous

Dating

1960s
Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1962

Note

Redgrave was a painter and sculptor, whom Bacon encouraged to take up sculpture in 1957.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth Depth 9.3 cm Height 2.6 cm Width 11.9 cm
Sculpture Depth 9.3 cm Height 21.2 cm Width 13.1 cm
Bronze Height 20.7 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Cast bronze

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-2002
Primary reference Number: 47102
Entry form number: CAM_CCF_M_2_2002
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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