Bacon Abroad

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The photographic evidence of Bacon's many trips abroad is scattered around the studio. Some of these are in excellent condition, which would seem to indicate that they were kept for personal reasons rather than as source material. An album of photographs found in the studio, document Bacon's visits to Tangier in the 1950s to his lover, Peter Lacy, and to the Mediterranean area in general. Photographs of a trip to Crete in the mid-1960s with the photographer John Deakin and Bacon's lover, George Dyer were also found. Bacon visited his mother and sister, Ianthe, in South Africa on several occasions. A series of photos of Ianthe was found but Bacon's attempt to do a portrait of his sister apparently never succeed.