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Creator Francis Bacon, 1909–1992, Irish
Title Study of a Head, 1952
Alternate Title(s) Study for the Head of a Screaming Pope
Date 1952
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (49.5 x 39.4 cm) Frame: 26 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 3 inches (67.9 x 57.8 x 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Beekman C. and Margaret H. Cannon
Accession Number B1998.27
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666623
Subject Terms abstract art | anxiety | brushstrokes | dark | distortion | Expressionist | faces | figure study | head | pope | screaming | study (visual work)
Publications

Michael Peppiatt, Francis Bacon in the 1950s, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (England) New Haven, 2006, p. 69, no. 1, ND497 B16 P472 2006 (YCBA)


Eight figurative painters., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, no. 18, ND468.5 F5 E55 (YCBA)


Portraits and heads., National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2005, pp. 29, 33, no. 5, NJ18 B13 A12 2005 (YCBA)


Dennis Farr, Francis Bacon : a retrospective, , Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999, pp. 74-75, no. 12, NJ18 B13 F28 1999 (YCBA)


Dennis Farr, Francis Bacon : a retrospective, , The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, New York, 1999, pp. 74-75, no. 12, NJ18 B13 F28 1999 (YCBA)


Erin Keever, Painter's Work Piques Morbid Curiosity, Austin-American Statesman, October 2, 1999, p. D6, Available on line in FACTIVA and LEXIS-NEXIS Academic


Dalya Alberge, Hockney? He's such rubbish, Bacon said, The Times (London), Monday, January 30, 2006, p. 27, Available online : Times Digital Archive , Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML)


Jackie Wullschlager, Birth of the genius that is Bacon, Financial Times, September 22, 2006, p. 13, Available online: Financial Times Historial Arcive , Also avaiable on microfilm: Film An F485 (SML)


Kenneth and Mary Baker, Bacon's Paintings' Edge Dulled with Age but his Technique Retains Power in Retrospective, San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1999, p. C3, Available Online (FACTIVA)


Kenneth and Mary Baker, Brown on Bacon: a Young Artist Confronts his Influences in Englishman's Brutal Paintings, San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 1999, p. 30, Available online , Available online in FACTIVA


Kenneth J. Larsen, Reader Offended by Artwork of Screaming Pope, Washington Times, March 9, 1999, p. A16, Available online , Available online in FACTIVA


Jean Nowak, Yale's Large Collection of Art Earns High Marks, Washington Times, March 7, 1999, p. E1, Available online , Available online in FACTIVA


William Zimmer, Bacon is the Star of Yale Reopening, New York Times, February 28, 1999, p. 14, Film An N43 (SML) , Available online in FACTIVA


Myriam Boutoulle, Bacon, la Fascination Picassienne, Connaissance des Arts, no. 625, March 2005, p. 24, J10 C761 (SML)


Francis Bacon, lo sagrado y lo profano, Generalitat Valenciana IVAM, Valencia, 2003, p. 19, NJ18 B13 A12 2003B + (YCBA)


Wilfried Seipel, Francis Bacon and the tradition of art, Skira editore, Milano; New York, 2003, pp. 148, 153, no. 28, NJ18 B13 F75 2003 + (YCBA)


Francis Bacon : die Portraits ; Hamburger Kunsthalle, [14. Oktober 2005 bis 15. Januar 2006], , Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2005, pp. 40-42, fig. 7, NJ18 B13 A12 2005B (YCBA)


Michael Peppiatt, Francis Bacon, studies for a portrait : essays and interviews, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., London, 2008, pp. 104-5, 112, NJ18 B13 P473 2008 (YCBA)


Francis Bacon in Dublin, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2000, pp. 52, 55, 123, no. 17, NJ18 B13 S975 2000 (YCBA)


William Feaver, The Greatest Living Painter, ART News, v. 84, September 1985, pp. 123-25, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Andrew Forge, Bacon: The Paint of Screams, ART News, v. 62, October 1963, pp. 38-41, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Anne-Marie Boisvert, Manon Oligny, and Thomas Israel, Three Artists in Search of Cindy Sherman, TDR the Drama Review, vo. 54, no, 1, March 1, 2010, pp. 53, 55, fig. 13, Available OnLine in EBSCO database


Francis Bacon : ( exhibition ), , Nikkei, Inc., Tokyo, 2013, pp. 36-37, 184, no. 8, unnumbered plate, NJ18.B13 A12 2013 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Francis Bacon and the masters, Fontanka Publications, London, 2015, p. 198, Cat. 44, Pl. 12, NJ18.B13 F7452 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Francis Bacon : catalogue raisonne´ editor, Martin Harrison ; associate editor, Rebecca Daniels, Estate of Francis Bacon, London, 2016, vol. 2, pp. 262, 263, cat. no. 52-05, col. pl p. 263, NJ18.B13 A12 2016 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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