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Property of an Important New York Collector

René Magritte

L'État de veille

Auction Closed

May 16, 09:00 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of an Important New York Collector

René Magritte  

1898 - 1967 

L'État de veille  

signed Magritte (lower right); signed Magritte, titled and dated 1958 (on the verso

gouache on paper 

7 ⅝ by 9 ¾ in. 

19.3 by 24.7 cm. 

Executed in 1958. 

Alexander Iolas, Paris and New York 

Helena Rubinstein, New York 

Patrick O’Higgins, New York (acquired by June 1969) 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Wolgin, Philadelphia (acquired from the above in October 1969) 

Sotheby’s, New York, 8 November 2006, lot 404 (consigned by the above) 

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Harry Torczyner, René Magritte: signes et images, Paris, 1977, no. 253, p. 136, illustrated (titled La Ville magique)  

Jacques Wergifosse, "Magritte: à la rencontre du plaisir," La Meuse, October 1986, p. 50, illustrated 

David Sylvester, ed., Sarah Whitfield and Michael Raeburn, René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné: Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés 1918-1967, vol. IV, London, 1994, no. 1447, p. 209, illustrated  

Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Wolgin, 1970