La Magie Noire
Artwork: La Magie Noire
Size: 81 x 60 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1946
Marks: Signed Magritte (lower left); titled, dated 1946 and inscribed 25P on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Raymond Magritte, Belgium (the artist's brother; acquired from the artist); Arlette Magritte (daughter of the previous, by descent. Sold: Sotheby's, New York, 3rd November 1993, lot 52); Private Collection, Belgium (purchased at the previous sale); Private Collection (acquired in 2001. Sold: Sotheby's, New York, 3rd November 2008, lot 64); Purchased at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Paris, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Hommage a Magritte, 1984-85, no. 42 (with incorrect medium); Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art; Hyogo, Museum of Modern Art & Fukuoka, Art Museum, Retrospective Magritte, 1994-95, no. 33, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Sotheby's London

Date: 2019-06-19
Lot Number: 17