René Magritte (1898-1967)
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René Magritte (1898-1967)

Le sourire

René Magritte (1898-1967)
Le sourire
signed 'Magritte' (lower right); signed, dated and titled 'René Magritte (1950) "Le Sourire"' (on the reverse).
gouache on paper
14 1/8 x 18 in. (36 x 45.6 in.)
Executed circa 1950 - 1951
Jean Bourjou, Brussels, by whom probably acquired directly from the artist.
Micheline Hendrickx-Delattre, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above.
Galerie Brusberg, Berlin.
Private collection, Germany, by whom acquired from the above in 1986.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exh. cat., Surréalisme et peinture, Basel, 1974 (illustrated).
A. Bonito Oliva, Art's Matter: Between Surrealism and American Painting, Rome, 1979 (illustrated p. 68).
D. Sylvester (ed.), René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papier Collés, 1918-1967, Antwerp, 1994, no. 1319 (illustrated p. 136).
Possibly Brussels, Galeries Dietrich et Lou Cosyn, Exposition Magritte, April 1951, no. 22.
Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Magritte: cent cinquante oeuvres, première vue mondiale de ses sculptures, January - February 1968, no. 165.
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