RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS
Property from a Distinguished Private American Collection
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RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS

Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD
Property from a Distinguished Private American Collection

RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS

Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD
Lot sold:1,625,000USD

Description

Property from a Distinguished Private American Collection

RENÉ MAGRITTE

1898 - 1967

LE TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS


Signed Magritte (lower left); signed Magritte, titled and dated 1944 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

32 by 25¾ in.

81.3 by 65.5 cm

Painted in 1944.

Condition Report

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Edith.Eustis@sothebys.com.

Saleroom Notice

Please note that this work has been requested for the upcoming exhibition "Magritte en plein soleil. La période “Renoir” 1940-1947" to be held at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris from February 9 - June 21, 2021.

Provenance

Gaston Puel, Paris (acquired by 1964)

Galleria Notizie, Turin

R. Morone, Turin (acquired by 1965)

Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above circa 1967)

Private Collection, Switzerland (by descent from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, November 9, 2000, lot 264)

Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Letter from Magritte to Mariën, September 1943

Letter from Magritte to Mariën, November 1943

Postcard from Magritte to Mariën, March 22, 1944

Letter from Magritte to Mariën, (?) June 22, 1944

Letter from Magritte to Mariën, (?) June 27, 1944

Postcard from Magritte to Mariën, July 7, 1944

D'Arcy Agency, Milan, October 1964-January 1965, illustrated in color on the cover

Suzi Gablik, Magritte, London, 1970, no. 127, illustrated p. 146

Marcel Mariën, Le Radeau de la mémoire: Souvenirs déterminés, Paris, 1983, p. 98

Suzi Gablik, Magritte, New York, 1991, no. 127, illustrated p. 148

David Sylvester, Magritte, Anvers, 1992, illustrated in color p. 330

David Sylvester, Magritte, The Silence of the World, New York, 1992, illustrated in color p. 262

David Sylvester & Sarah Whitfield, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, London, 1993, no. 562, illustrated p. 339

Exhibited

Turin, Galleria Notizie, Magritte: Opere scelte dal 1925 al 1962, 1965, no. 12, illustrated in color in the catalogue

L'Aquila, Castello Spagnolo, Ommagio a Magritte: opere 1920-1963, 1965, no. 21, illustrated in the catalogue

Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Rétrospective Magritte dans les collections privées, 1988, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue

Yamaguchi, Musée Préfectural & Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, René Magritte, 1988, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue

London, The Hayward Gallery; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Houston, The Menil Collection & Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte, 1992-93, no. 88, illustrated in color in the catalogue