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Dessin pour la couverture de London Gallery Bulletin, no. 1 by René Magritte

René Magritte

Dessin pour la couverture de London Gallery Bulletin, no. 1, 1938

Pen and India ink on paper
25.4 x 15.6 cm (10 x 6.13 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
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Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (18 May 2024)
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ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 18, 2024
Christie'sNew YorkImpressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale511
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Dessin pour la couverture de London Gallery Bulletin, no. 1
Feb 3, 2004
Sotheby'sLondonSurrealist Art80
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Dessin pour la couverture de London Gallery Bulletin, no. 1
Artwork Description
Category

Works on Paper

Dimensions

25.4 x 15.6 cm (10 x 6.13 in)

Materials

pen and India ink on paper

Signature

signed "Magritte" (center right) and inscribed "(Le clicheur peut agrandir le dessin s"il y a lieu)" (lower right)

Provenance

E.L.T. Mesens, Brussels (gift from the artist).

George Melly, London.

Andrée Melly, London (gift from the above).

Anon. sale, Sotheby"s, London, 3 February 2004, lot 80.

Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York (acquired at the above sale).

Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2005.

Literature

The London Gallery, London Gallery Bulletin , April 1938, no. 1 (illustrated on the cover).

D. Sylvester, ed., Ren é Magritte: Catalogue Raisonn é, Oil Paintings and Objects, 1931-1948 , New York, 1993, vol. II, p. 61 (cover illustrated, fig. 52).

S. Whitfield, ed., Magritte: Newly Discovered Works, Catalogue Raisonn é, Oil Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings , Brussels, 2012, vol. VI, p. 88, no. 59 (illustrated in color).

Description

RENE MAGRITTE (1898-1967)

Dessin pour la couverture de London Gallery Bulletin, no. 1

signed "Magritte" (center right) and inscribed "(Le clicheur peut agrandir le dessin s"il y a lieu)" (lower right)

pen and India ink on paper

10 x 6 1/8 in. (25.4 x 15.4 cm.)

Drawn in April 1938