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Property from a Gentleman

René Magritte


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November 15, 01:19 AM GMT


8,000,000 - 12,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Gentleman

René Magritte

1898 - 1967


signed magritte (lower right); titled Scheherazade and dated 1950 (on the reverse); dedicated à Stéphy Langui amicalement René Magritte 1954 (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas

15 ¾ by 11 ⅞ in. 40 by 30 cm.

Executed in 1950. 




1898 - 1967年


款識:藝術家簽名 magritte(右下);書題目 Scheherazade 並紀年1950(背面);題款à Stéphy Langui amicalement René Magritte 1954(內框)


15 ¾ x 11 ⅞ 英寸;40 x 30 公分


Stéphy and Emile Langui, Belgium (acquired as a gift from the artist in 1954 and until the 1990s)
Galerie Cazeau-Béraudière, Paris
Acquired from the above in the early 2000s by the present owner 
Patrick Waldberg, René Magritte, Brussels, 1965, p. 100, illustrated in color 
Sarah Whitfield and Michael Raeburn; David Sylvester, ed., Rene Magritte: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, London, 1993, no. 729, p. 160, illustrated 
Siegfried Gohr, Magritte: Attempting the Impossible, New York, 2009, p. 209, illustrated in color
Brussels, Galerie Dietrich et Lou Cosyn, Exposition Magritte, 1951, no. 21
Verviers, Cave des Temps Mêlés, Exposition: Magritte, 1953, no. 9
Liège, Galerie du Carré, René Magritte, 1953, no. 9
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, René Magritte, 1954, no. 83
Knokke, Casino Communal, XVe festival belge d'été: L'Oeuvre de René Magritte, 1962, no. 78
Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Tricentenaire de la ville de Charleroi: peintres et sculpteurs, 1966, no. 76
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuingen and Stockholm, Moderna Museet, René Magritte: Het mysterie van de werkelijkheid, 1967, no. 56 (Rotterdam); no. 49 (Stockholm)
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Magritte, 2003, p. 166, illustrated in color
Vienna, Kunstforum and Basel, Fondation Beyeler, René Magritte: der Schlüssel der Träume, 2005, no. 60, p. 128, illustrated in color
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, René Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, 2006-07, p. 120, illustrated in color
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Magritte: Il mistero della natura, 2008-09, p. 156, illustrated in color
Musée Magritte, Brussels (on loan 2009-14)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, René Magritte: The Fifth Season, 2018, pl. 45, illustrated in color
Madrid, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional, La Máquina Magritte, 2021-22, no. 58, p. 43, illustrated in color