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Iolas Gallery, New York.
Dominique and Jean de Menil, New York (commissioned from the artist and acquired through the above).
By descent from the above to the present owners.
London, The Hayward Gallery; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Houston, The Menil Collection; and The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1992-May 1993, no. 111 (illustrated in color).
B. Levin, "Seeing is Disbelieving", The Times, 23 July, 1992, p. 12.
M. Kimmelman, "Magritte in His Defiance of Life", The New York Times, 11 September 1992, p. C26.
Property from the Georges and Lois de Menil Charitable Remainder Trust
Letter from A. Iolas to R. Magritte, 23 June 1952.
Letter from R. Magritte to A. Iolas, 9 July 1952.
Letter from R. Magritte to A. Iolas, 30 July 1952.
Letter from R. Magritte to A. Iolas, 1 October 1952.
Letter from R. Magritte to A. Iolas, 8 January 1953.
Letter from R. Magritte to M. Mariën, 27 July 1952, in R. Magritte (ed. M. Mariën), La Destination: Lettres à Marcel Mariën (1937-1962), Brussels, 1977, no. 258.
Magritte, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, 1992, no. 111 (illustrated in color).
D. Sylvester, S. Whitfield and M. Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1993, vol. III, p. 200, no. 781 (illustrated).
(?)New York, Iolas Gallery, René Magritte, March-April, 1953.
Dallas, Museum for Contemporary Art and Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, René Magritte in America, December 1960-March 1961, no. 42.
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Vision of René Magritte, September-October 1962, no. 36.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, René Magritte, March-June 1998, p. 178, no. 175 (illustrated in color, p. 179).
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (no. 54), Magritte, August 1999-September 2000, p. 80, no. 59 (illustrated in color).