La Preuve Mysterieuse
Artwork: La Preuve Mysterieuse
Size: 52 x 64 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1927
Marks: Signed Magritte (upper left)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: E.L.T. Mesens, Brussels (possibly acquired by 1932); Paul-Gustave van Hecke, Brussels (a gift from the previous in March 1962); Harry Torczyner, New York; Private Collection, Zurich (acquired by 1966); Sale: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 14th May 1980, lot 239A; Shusaku Arakawa & Madeline Gins, New York (acquired by 1992; until at least 2000)
Exhibition history: New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Magritte: Word vs Image, 1954, no. 18 (as dating from 1928-29); Knokke, Casino Communal, XVe Festival Belge d'Ete: L'Oeuvre de Rene Magritte, 1962, no. 21, illustrated in the catalogue (as dating from 1928); Bern, Kunsthalle, Phantastische Kunst - Surrealismus, 1966, no. 69 (as dating from 1928-29); Tel Aviv, The Tel Aviv Museum, Le Surrealisme, 1966-67, no. 51 (as dating from 1928-29); Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rene Magritte, 1996-97, no. 37, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art & San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Magritte, 1999-2000, no. 10 (in Humlebæk); no. 25 (in San Francisco), illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Vienna, Kunstforum & Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Rene Magritte. Der Schlussel der Traume, 2005, no. 23, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-03-01
Lot Number: 54