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The Sky's The Limit: Property from an Important Belgian Collection

René Magritte

Galatée

Auction Closed

June 30, 02:45 PM GMT

Estimate

800,000 - 1,200,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

The Sky's The Limit: Property from an Important Belgian Collection

René Magritte

1898 - 1967

Galatée


signed Magritte (lower right); signed Magritte, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse

oil on canvas

50.5 by 70cm., 19⅞ by 27½in.

Framed: 72.5 by 93cm., 28½ by 36⅝in.

Painted in 1964. 

Please note that this lot is subject to a guaranteed minimum price and an irrevocable bid. Please refer to the online catalogue for information on guaranteed property and irrevocable bids.
Margaret Krebs, Brussels (acquired from the artist)
Mme Leo Klees, Brussels (acquired by 1967)
Pierre Klees, Brussels (by descent from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner 
Letter from Magritte to Bosmans, 28th May 1964
Letter from Magritte to Bosmans, 1st June 1964
Patrick Waldberg, René Magritte, Brussels, 1965, illustrated p. 44 (as dating from 1952)
David Sylvester (ed.), Sarah Whitfield, & Michael Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné. Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes, 1946-1967, London, 1993, vol. III, no. 990, illustrated p. 395
Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Zauber des Lichts, 1967