In this video Martin Harrison, editor of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, introduces his essay on Diana Watson’s Diary from our book Inside Francis Bacon, published 6 August 2020. This is the third book in our Francis Bacon Studies series.
Diana Watson was Francis Bacon’s cousin, close friend and one of his first patrons. Notes from her diary (for 1931 to 1938) reveal important new information about Bacon’s early years.
Inside Francis Bacon – Francis Bacon Studies III
Essays in this book:
1. Bacon’s first patrons: Eric Allden’s Diary by Francesca Pipe
2. Bacon’s first patrons: Diana Watson’s Diary by Martin Harrison
3. Road, River and Rail: Bacon’s metaphors by Christopher Bucklow
4. Surprising Reality: Bacon and Bonnard by Sarah Whitfield
5. Recent investigations into Bacon’s materials and processes, c. 1935-60 by Dr Joyce H Townsend
6. A Pathological Painter: Francis Bacon and the control of suffering by Sophie Pretorius.
The Estate of Francis Bacon Publishing,
supported by Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco,
in association with Thames & Hudson.