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

Le retour

RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967)
Le retour
signed ‘Magritte’ (lower left)
gouache on paper
11 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (29.6 x 41.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1950
Lou Cosyn, Brussels, by whom probably acquired directly from the artist, and thence by descent.
Serge de Bloë, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above.
Private collection, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above circa 1978; sale, Christie’s, London, The Art of the Surreal, 2 February 2004, lot 69.
Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired at the above sale.
D. Sylvester, ed., S. Whitfield & M. Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. IV, Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés, 1918-1967, Antwerp, 1994, no. app. 173, p. 332 (incorrectly referred to as no. 1397).
S. Whitfield, ed., René Magritte, Newly Discovered Works, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. VI, Brussels, 2012, no. 20, p. 36 (illustrated).
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This painting has been requested for the forthcoming Forbidden Territories: 100 Years of Surreal Landscapes exhibition to be held at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, November 2024 – April 2025.

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