Francis BaconTrotsky. 1987.

Aquatint with etching printed in colours. 1986-87. Signed in pencil. Inscribed HC (hors commerce) and numbered (3) from the special edition of 15 proof impressions (total edition 129 impressions). Etched at the studio of Poligrafa, Barcelona 1987 (the studio notes record Bacon's participation with the master-printer in the working of the plate). Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona 1987. Note: Derived from the right panel of the triptych of the same year, known as Triptych 1986-87. This image relates to a photograph of Trotsky's study in Mexico 1940. Excellent fresh impression. Cream wove paper. Excellent condition. Full sheet: 896 x 627mm. Plate: 655x490mm.