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Peter Lacy

1916 - 1962

Bacon studio material, John Deakin, Peter Lacy, ca. 1959 (detail) Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Photo © John Deakin Archive, Source Clipping © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Bacon first met Peter Lacy, a former fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, around 1952 and they pursued a tempestuous relationship until Lacy’s death in 1962. In the mid-1950s, Lacy moved to Tangier and Bacon made long visits there but generally returned to London. Lacy is the subject of a number of Bacon’s paintings.

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Contact sheet with photographs of Peter Lacy, by John Deakin

Bacon studio material, contact sheet, John Deakin, Peter Lacy, ca. 1959 Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Photo © John Deakin Archive, Source Clipping © The Estate of Francis Bacon