HomeLe Retour
Le Retour
1950 | Gouache Paper
29.6×41.7 cm | 0.12 m²
USD 7***
GBP 4*** - 6***
USD 4*** - 7***
Details RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le retour signed ‘Magritte’ (lower left) gouache on paper 11 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (29.6 x 41.7 cm.) Executed circa 1950 Provenance Lou Cosyn, Brussels, by whom probably acquired directly from the artist, and thence by descent. Serge de Bloë, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above. Private collection, Brussels, by whom acquired from the above circa 1978; sale, Christie’s, London, The Art of the Surreal, 2 February 2004, lot 69. Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired at the above sale. Literature D. Sylvester, ed., S. Whitfield & M. Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. IV, Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés, 1918-1967, Antwerp, 1994, no. app. 173, p. 332 (incorrectly referred to as no. 1397). S. Whitfield, ed., René Magritte, Newly Discovered Works, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. VI, Brussels, 2012, no. 20, p. 36 (illustrated). Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Please note that Christie’s has a direct financial interest in this lot and has funded all or part of our interest with the help of someone else. See Important Notices and Explanation of Cataloguing Practice in the Conditions of Sale for further information. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Auction date:
28 Feb 2023
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