Francis Bacon / study for self-portrait (triptych) / 1985/6 ["precariousness of life invoked by historical & contemp figures - including bacon himself & friends. contours blur and dissolve, faces distorted & obscured by shadows. "]
Lucian Freud first met Bacon around 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon (1952) and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. (The Estate of Francis Bacon | Bacon's World).