Artists: Francis Bacon
Museum: Des Moines Art Center (Iowa, United States)
study after velazquez's portrait of pope innocent x is a 1953 painting by Francis Bacon. The work shows a distorted version of the Portrait of Innocent X painted by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez in 1650. The work is one of a series of variants of the Velázquez painting which Bacon executed throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, over a total of forty-five works.