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René Magritte

Portrait de P.-G. Van Hecke

Property from a Private European Collection | Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

René Magritte

René Magritte

Portrait de P.-G. Van Hecke

Portrait de P.-G. Van Hecke

Property from a Private European Collection

René Magritte

1898 - 1967

Portrait de P.-G. Van Hecke


signed Magritte (upper left)

oil on canvas

64,7 x 50 cm; 25½ x 19¾ in.

Painted in 1928.

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Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

René Magritte

1898 - 1967

Portrait de P.-G. Van Hecke


signé Magritte (en haut à gauche)

huile sur toile

64,7 x 50 cm; 25½ x 19¾ in.

Peint en 1928.

The work has been examined framed. Canvas is not lined. The canvas is slightly wavy in the upper right corner. There is some paint shrinkage located most predominantly in the black areas. Examination under UV light reveals two minor dots of retouching in the upper left corner and one dot of retouching located to the lower right part of the guitar. This work is in overall very good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, Brussels (by descent, by 1928)

Private collection (acquired from the above in the 1970s)


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Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, Bruxelles (par descendance, dès 1928)

Collection particulière (acquis auprès du précédent dans les années 1970)

Patrick Waldberg, René Magritte, Brussels, 1965, illustrated p. 212 (titled P.-G. Van Hecke and dated 1927)

Hommage à Paul-Gustave van Hecke (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Govaerts, Brussels, 1969, illustrated on the cover

René Passeron, René Magritte, Milano, 1970, illustrated p. 59 (titled P.-G. Van Hecke and dated 1927)

José Voyelle, Le Surréalisme en Belgique, Brussels, 1972, no. 9, illustrated p. 22 (titled Paul-Gustave Van Hecke and dated 1927)

David Sylvester & Sarah Whitfield, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné I : Oil Paintings, 1916-1930, Antwerp, 1992, no. 212, illustrated p. 267

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Patrick Waldberg, René Magritte, Bruxelles, 1965, reproduit p. 212 (titré P.-G. Van Hecke et daté 1927)

Hommage à Paul-Gustave van Hecke (catalogue d'exposition), Galerie Govaerts, Bruxelles, 1969, reproduit sur la couverture

René Passeron, René Magritte, Milan, 1970, reproduit p. 59 (titré P.-G. Van Hecke et daté 1927)

José Voyelle, Le Surréalisme en Belgique, Bruxelles, 1972, no. 9, reproduit p. 22 (titré Paul-Gustave Van Hecke et daté 1927)

David Sylvester & Sarah Whitfield, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné I : Oil Paintings, 1916-1930, Anvers, 1992, no. 212, reproduit p. 267

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Guiette, Magritte, Picard, 1931-32, no. 31

Knokke, Casino Communal, XVe festival belge d'été: L'œuvre de René Magritte, 1962, no. 19, illustrated in the catalogue p. 27 (dated 1927)

Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy & Kongens Lyngby, Sophienholm, The Belgian Contribution to Surrealism, 1971, no. 37 (titled P. G. van Hecke and dated 1927)

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts & Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Rétrospective Magritte, 1978-79, no. 68, illustrated in the catalogue (titled P.-G. Van Hecke)

Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage & Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, René Magritte, 1987-88, no. 25, illustrated in the catalogue

Tokyo, Musée National d'Art Moderne & Yagamuchi, Musée Préfectural, René Magritte, 1988, no. 32, illustrated in the catalogue p. 69

Ostend, Provinciaal Museum voor Loderne Kunst, René Magritte, 1990, no. 20, illustrated in the catalogue p. 121

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Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Guiette, Magritte, Picard, 1931-32, no. 31

Knokke, Casino Communal, XVe festival belge d'été: L'œuvre de René Magritte, 1962, no. 19, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 27 (daté 1927)

Edimbourg, Royal Scottish Academy & Kongens Lyngby, Sophienholm, The Belgian Contribution to Surrealism, 1971, no. 37 (titré P. G. van Hecke et daté 1927)

Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts & Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Rétrospective Magritte, 1978-79, no. 68, reproduit dans le catalogue (titré P.-G. Van Hecke)

Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage & Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, René Magritte, 1987-88, no. 25, reproduit dans le catalogue

Tokyo, Musée National d'Art Moderne & Yagamuchi, Musée Préfectural, René Magritte, 1988, no. 32, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 69

Ostende, Provinciaal Museum voor Loderne Kunst, René Magritte, 1990, no. 20, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 121