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Jan Albert Goris, Antwerp, by whom acquired directly from the artist in October-November 1955, and thence by descent to the present owners.
PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BARON JAN-ALBERT GORIS
Letter from Magritte to Goris, 17 September 1955, in Manteau, 1984, p. 77.
Letter from Magritte to Goris, October 1955, in Manteau, 1984, p. 78.
D. Sylvester (ed.), René Magritte, catalogue raisonné, gouaches, temperas, watercolours and papier collés 1918-1967, vol. IV, London, 1994, no. app. 168, p. 331.
New York, Albert Landry Galleries, René Magritte in New York Private Collections, October - November 1961, no. 41.
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Vision of René Magritte, September - October 1962, no. 63.