Man by Tree by Roy de Maistre

De Maistre was a close friend and mentor of Francis Bacon.


Oil on board
90 x 70 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Ann Forsdyke through The Art Fund

This work will complement 'Painting 1950' by Bacon in the Leeds collection which was painted around the time when De Maistre exercised a certain but perhaps unquantifiable influence on Bacon's development as a painter. 'Man by Tree' forms part of a large bequest from Mrs Ann Forsdyke. Mrs Forsdyke worked at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in the 1950s as assistant to the Director Bryan Robertson. She forged relationships with a number of artists during this time who later came to be represented in her collection.


Ann Forsdyke.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 3785350

Entry details

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