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Jan Albert Goris (Marnix Gijsen), Antwerp, a gift from the artist in 1959, and thence by descent to the present owners.
PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BARON JAN-ALBERT GORIS
The Minneapolis Star, 14 September 1962 (illustrated in photograph).
Clés pour les arts, Brussels, April, 1971, p. 6.
D. Sylvester (ed.), René Magritte, catalogue raisonné, Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes, 1949-1967, vol. III, London, 1993, no. 1077 (illustrated p. 453).
Dallas, Museum for Contemporary Arts, René Magritte in America, December 1960 - January 1961, no. 74 (titled 'Le Rêve'); this exhibition later travelled to Houston, Museum of Fine Arts.
New York, Albert Landry Galleries, René Magritte in New York Private Collections, October - November 1961, no. 30 (titled 'Le Rêve').
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Vision of René Magritte, September - October 1962, no. 67 (titled 'Le Présent').
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Métamorphose de l'objet: art et anti-art 1910-1970, April - June 1971; this exhibition later travelled to Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, June - August 1971; Berlin, Nationalgalerie, September - November 1971; Milan, Palazzo Reale, January - February 1972; Basel, Kunsthalle, March - April 1972 and Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs, May - June 1972.