Property from a Private Collection, Connecticut

René Magritte

La Folie Almayer

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November 15, 10:48 PM GMT


300,000 - 500,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, Connecticut

René Magritte

1898 - 1967

La Folie Almayer

signed Magritte (lower left)

gouache on paper laid down on board

7½ by 5⅝ in.

19.1 by 14.1 cm. 

Executed in 1952.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Magritte.

Alexander Iolas, New York
Jean and Dominique de Menil, Houston (acquired from the above)
Marie-Christophe de Menil and Robert Thurman (a gift from the above by 1960)
A gift from the above in 1974 to the present owner
Letter from Magritte to Alexander Iolas, 12 October 1952
Letter from Jan-Albert Goris to Magritte, 22 December 1952
David Sylvester, ed., Sarah Whitfield, & Michael Raeburn, René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné. Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés 1918-1967, vol. IV, London, 1994, no. 1329, p. 141, illustrated (erroneously described as lost)
Dallas, The Dallas Museum of Contemporary Arts & Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, René Magritte in America, 1960-61, no. 41