• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2164

    Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale

    6 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    Rene Magritte (1898-1967)

    La robe de Galatée

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
    La robe de Galatée
    signed 'Magritte' (lower left); signed again, dated and titled 'Magritte 1961 "La Robe de Galatée"' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 19 5/8 in. (64.8 x 49.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1961


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Provenance

    Alexander Iolas, New York (acquired from the artist).
    Renos Xippas, Athens (by descent from the above, 10 January 1983).
    Galerie Piltzer, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    D. Sylvester, ed., René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné: Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes 1949-1967, London, 1993, p. 351, no. 935 (illustrated).
    Il MONDO, no. 12, 20 march 1998, p. 132 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Magritte, June-October 1996, p. 133, no. 46 (illustrated in color).
    Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, René Magritte: die Kunst Konversation, November 1996-March 1997m p. 110, no. 24.
    São Paulo, XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, René Magritte, October-December 1998.
    Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Magritte, May-September 2000, p. 101, no. 31 (illustrated in color).