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PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY FROM THE FRANÇOIS DEKNOP COLLECTION

René Magritte
DEUX DESSINS (I) CHAT ET SOURIS 1 (II) CHAT ET SOURIS 2
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
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PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY FROM THE FRANÇOIS DEKNOP COLLECTION

René Magritte
DEUX DESSINS (I) CHAT ET SOURIS 1 (II) CHAT ET SOURIS 2
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
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Details & Cataloguing

Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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René Magritte
1898 - 1967
DEUX DESSINS (I) CHAT ET SOURIS 1 (II) CHAT ET SOURIS 2
(i) titled Chat et souris 1
(ii) titled Chat et souris 2
(i) pen on paper
(ii) pen and traces of pencil on paper
24,2 x 14,1 cm; 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (each)
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Magritte.

Provenance

François Deknop, Brussels (acquired directly from the artist)
Private collection, Belgium

Catalogue Note

This work is executed on the reverse of a card annoncing the first example of Rhétorique in 1961.


Four works by Magritte from the Collection François Deknop


François Deknop  and his wife were close to René and Georgette Magritte whom they met after the Second World War through their mutual friends, Pierre and Angèle Sanders.

They quickly became close friends and Magritte often invited them to the evenings he organized with another couple, Irène Hamoir and Louis Scutenaire, in order to give a title to the works he had just painted. These "literary salons" generally took place on Sunday afternoons when the Magrittes lived at Jette, and on Saturday evenings when they moved to Schaerbeek. Among the famous titles of his works, we owe the title of Le Paysage de baucis (1966) to the Deknop couple. The titles were directly written by Magritte on the back of the canvases. Most of the drawings presented at the auction today stem from the same spirit, as Magritte sketched them in order to explain his works in progress to his friends, the better to think of a good title.

Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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