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1017

RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE SENS PROPRE

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Estimate:

2,500,000

to
- 3,500,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York

RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE SENS PROPRE

RENÉ MAGRITTE | LE SENS PROPRE

Estimate:

2,500,000

to
- 3,500,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,720,000

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York

RENÉ MAGRITTE

1898 - 1967

LE SENS PROPRE


Signed Magritte (lower left); inscribed Le Sens Propre (5) (on the turnover edge)

Oil on canvas

28⅞ by 21⅜ in.

73.4 by 54.3 cm

Painted in 1929.

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Galerie Le Centaure (and sold at their liquidation sale: Brussels, October 21, 1932) 

Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens, Brussels (acquired at the above sale)

Private Collection, Brussels (by descent from the above)

Di Donna Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above 

Letter from Magritte to Rapin in Mirabelle Dors & Maurice Rapin, eds., Quatre-vingt-deux lettres de René Magritte à Mirabelle Dors et Maurice Rapin, 

1976

David Sylvester, Sarah Whitfield & Michael Raeburn, eds., René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, London, 1992, no. 310, illustrated p. 337

Robert Hughes, Magritte, Ghent & Amsterdam, 2001, illustrated in color p. 117

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition René Magritte, 1933, no. 33 

Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, L’Éternel Surréalisme (Hommage discret à E.L.T. Mesens), 1970, no. 34 

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts & Paris, Musée national d’art moderne, Rétrospective Magritte, 1978-79, no. 92, illustrated in the catalogue (titled L’Automate