RENÉ MAGRITTE | RÊVERIE DE MONSIEUR JAMES
Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss
RENÉ MAGRITTE | RÊVERIE DE MONSIEUR JAMES
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RENÉ MAGRITTE | RÊVERIE DE MONSIEUR JAMES

Estimate: 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss

RENÉ MAGRITTE | RÊVERIE DE MONSIEUR JAMES

Estimate: 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD
Lot sold:5,089,800USD

Description

Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss

RENÉ MAGRITTE

1898 - 1967

RÊVERIE DE MONSIEUR JAMES


Signed Magritte (lower right); signed Magritte, titled and dated 1943 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

21⅜ by 29 in.

54.3 by 73.7 cm

Painted in 1943.

Condition Report

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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

Lou Cosyn, Brussels (acquired from the artist)

Private Collection

Sale: Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, March 31, 1982, lot 288

Davyln Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale)

Acquired from the above circa 1984

Literature

Rob M., “René Magritte” in Le Nouveau journal, Brussels, January 7, 1941, p. 2

Letter from Magritte to Edward James, January 22, 1941

Letter from Magritte to Edward James, January 6, 1949

Marcel Mariën, Magritte, Brussels, 1943, illustrated in color pl. 9

La Destinationat, Lettres à Marcel Marien, 1937-1962, Brussels, 1977, letters nos. 46 & 47; postcard no. 157

Lettres à André Bosmans: 1958-1967, Paris, 1990, pp. 17-18

David Sylvester & Sarah Whitfield, eds., René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, London, 1993, no. 517, illustrated p. 306