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Francis Bacon (British, 1909-1992)

Metropolitan Triptych (left plate), 1981; Etching and aquatint in colors (framed); Signed and numbered 34/99; 15 1/4" x 11 1/2" (plate); 17 1/2" x 12 1/4" (sight); Publisher: Polígrafa, Barcelona; Literature: Sabatier 4; Provenance: Private Collection, Arizona

Sale Price: $4,375

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Condition Report

Signed and numbered in pencil lower recto. Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches. Sheet is not affixed to backing board or mat window in any way. There is evidence of faint mat burn to margins, which is not evident when piece is viewed within frame. There is a wrinkle to the sheet in the upper left margin (approximately 6 3/4 inches below upper left corner of sheet). This cannot be seen when the piece is in the frame. Sheet has some other minor rippling, which is not evident when framed. Tiny dimple to sheet in upper right margin. Minor bend to sheet in upper right blue portion of image. There is a pencil notation on the verso of sheet. There is a damaged area to frame along lower right edge. Please contact the auction house for more information. Please be advised that condition reports are often updated during preview. Please be sure to check for updated condition reports the day of the sale, as there may have been a change or addition.