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Achille Chavée, La Louvière, by whom aquired from the artist.
Justin Rakofsky, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above circa 1954.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1969, lot 85.
Marlborough Fine Art, London, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Acquired by the father of the present owner before 1993.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Letter from Magritte to Chavée, 6 June 1945.
Letter from Magritte to Chavée, 25 June 1945.
R. Magritte, Dix tableaux de Magritte précédés de descriptions, Brussels, 1946.
P. Waldberg, René Magritte, Brussels, 1965, p. 342 (illustrated p. 97, dated '1953').
D. Sylvester, René Magritte: catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Oil Paintings and Objects, 1931-1948, Antwerp, 1993, no. 586 (illustrated p. 356).
La Louvière, Maison des Loisirs, René Magritte expose, March - April 1954, no. 19.
Brussels, Musée de Ixelles, Magritte, April - May 1959, no. 63.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Magritte, October - November 1973, no. 50.