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Acquired directly from the artist in 1964 by his sister in law Léontine Hoyez-Berger, Brussels.
Pierre Hoyez, Brussels.
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, by whom acquired directly from the above.
Acquired directly from the above by the present owners.
PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN COLLECTION
R. Passeron, René Magritte, Paris 1970 (illustrated in colour p. 49).
ed. D. Sylvester, René Magritte, catalogue raisonné: oil paintings, objects and bronzes 1949-1967, vol. III, Antwerp 1993, no. 989 (illustrated p. 394).
Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 41e salon du Cercle Royal Artistique et Littéraire de Charleroi, Hommage à René Magritte, February 1968, no. 136.
Zurich, Kunsthaus, René Magritte, June-July 1969, no. 109.
Paris, Galerie Isy Brachot, Magritte, February-April 1984, no. 20 (illustrated in colour on the cover of the catalogue).
New York, Arnold Herstand, René Magritte: Paintings, November-December 1986.
Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, René Magritte et la pensée, January-February 1993, no. 202.
Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Magritte, June-October 1996, no. 31 (illustrated p. 117).
Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, René Magritte, November-March 1997, no. 27 (illustrated in colour p. 113).
Brussels, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, René Magritte, March-June 1998, no. 220.