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Osborne Samuel
London

Initialed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50, on BFK Rives paper, published by James Kirkman, London, and Brooke Alexander, New York
The sitter is Bella Freud, the artist's daughter
Reference: Hartley 30

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Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the past century. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, the artist became famous for his unsparing, psychological translations of the human body into loose brushwork and richly applied color. His portraits—of lovers, friends, family, and celebrities such as David Hockney, Kate Moss, and Queen Elizabeth II—are fleshy, honest, tender, and complex. Freud has been the subject of retrospectives at institutions around the world, including the Royal Academy of Art, Tate Britain, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work can be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the National Gallery of Australia, among others. On the secondary market, many of Freud’s works have notched more than $10 million.

High auction record
US$56.2m, Christie's, 2015
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Lucian Freud: MonumentalAcquavella Galleries
Lucian Freud: The Self-PortraitsRoyal Academy of Arts
2015
LOUISIANA ON PAPER: LUCIAN FREUDLouisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Bella, 1987

Etching
27 1/5 × 22 2/5 in
69 × 57 cm
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OS
Osborne Samuel
London

Initialed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50, on BFK Rives paper, published by James …

Medium

Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the past century. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, the artist became famous for his unsparing, psychological translations of the human body into loose brushwork and richly applied color. His portraits—of lovers, friends, family, and celebrities such as David Hockney, Kate Moss, and Queen Elizabeth II—are fleshy, honest, tender, and complex. Freud has been the subject of retrospectives at institutions around the world, including the Royal Academy of Art, Tate Britain, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work can be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the National Gallery of Australia, among others. On the secondary market, many of Freud’s works have notched more than $10 million.

High auction record
US$56.2m, Christie's, 2015
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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