RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967)
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RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967)

La mémoire

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RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967)
La mémoire
signed 'Magritte' (upper right); signed again, dated and inscribed 'Magritte 1948 "La Mémoire"' (on the reverse)
gouache on paper
18 1⁄8 x 14 5⁄8 in. (46 x 37 cm.)
Executed in 1948
Provenance
Alexander Iolas [Hugo Gallery], Paris & New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist, on 8 August 1949.
Hazel Heineberg, New York, and thence by descent; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1990, lot 152.
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Private collection, Belgium, by whom acquired from the above in 1991, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
Letter from Magritte to Alexander Iolas, 23 Feb 1948.
Letter from Magritte to Alexander Iolas, 11 March 1948.
D. Sylvester, S. Whitfield & M. Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés, 1918-1967, London, 1994, no. 1254, p. 99 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Hugo Gallery, Magritte, May 1948, no. 29.
Verona, Palazzo Forti, Da Magritte a Magritte, July - October 1991, no. 64, p. 277 (illustrated p. 114).
Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, René Magritte, March - June 1998, no. 283, p. 247 (illustrated).
Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, El Mundo Invisible de René Magritte, March - July 2010, p. 109 (illustrated).
Tokyo, The National Art Center, René Magritte, March - June 2015, no. 78, p. 164 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Kyoto, Municipal Museum of Art, July - October 2015.
Brussels, Musée Magritte, on long-term loan, 2012-2021.
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Sale Room Notice
Please note this work has been requested for the upcoming René Magritte: A Laboratory of Ideas exhibition which will take place at the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden, from May - September 2022.

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