This is a triptych of lithographs each hand signed by the artist "Francis Bacon" in the lower right margins.
They are also each hand inscribed in pencil at the lower left margin "EA" (Epreuve d'Artiste = Artist Proof).
These work were printed by Art Estampe and published by Librairie Seguier, Paris and IRCAM for the Pompidou Centre in Paris in a limited edition of 60 hand signed and numbered impressions.
There were also 8 artist proofs published.
The work is based on the important painting, realised in 1988 and now in the Tate Britain Collection.
Part man, part beast, these howling creatures first appeared in Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which Bacon painted during the Second World War in 1944. One critic described that picture as a reflection of ‘the atrocious world into which we have survived’. Bacon identified his distorted figures with the vengeful Greek Furies, while the title places them in the Christian context of the crucifixion. In this version, painted in 1988, Bacon changed the background colour from orange to blood red, and placed more space around the figures, plunging them into a deep void.
Good condition overall, a few creases in the lower left hand side of the margins on the centre lithograph of the triptych.