This triptych secured Bacon's reputation when it was presented at the end of the war in 1945. The title relates these beasts to the saints traditionally portrayed at the foot of the cross in religious painting.
When buying this print as a Canvas, plesae note that all three images of the triptych are printed onto the same canvas.
Three Studies for Base of a Crucifixion
Each 940 x 737 mm
Oil paint on 3 boards
Date of work
Born in Dublin in 1909, Francis Bacon was one of the most prominent British artists of the 20th century. His art was affected by many events of his life, from being thrown out of his home as a young man by his homophobic father, to losing a long time lover to suicide. His exhibitions saw international success and reinforced the perception that Bacon was the greatest British painter since J.M.W. Turner.