No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan.
Galleria Gissi, Turin (3061).
Acquired from the above sale by the previous owner and thence by descent to the present owner.
Letter from Magritte to Gaspero del Corso, 6 November 1952.
Letter from Magritte to Gaspero del Corso, 11 December 1952.
ed. D. Sylvester, René Magritte, catalogue raisonné: gouaches, temperas, watercolours and papier collés 1918-1967, vol. IV, Antwerp 1994, no. 1348 (illustrated p. 151).
Rome, Galleria dell'Obelisco, René Magritte, January 1953, no. 14 (illustrated).