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Le Principe Du Plaisir

Rene Magritte-Le Principe Du Plaisir-1937

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Le Principe Du Plaisir
73 x 54.5 cm
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Oil on canvas
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Signed magritte (upper left); titled 'Le Principe du plaisir,' signed Magritte and dated 1937 (on the reverse)
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Provenance :
Edward James, United Kingdom (acquired from the artist circa 1937); Edward James Foundation, United Kingdom (acquired from the previous circa 1964 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 28, 1978, lot 45); Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired at the previous sale); Acquired from the previous in 1979
Exhibition History :
London, The London Gallery, Rene Magritte, Surrealist Paintings and Objects, 1938, no. 40; Worthing, Municipal Art Gallery, Surrealists from the Edward James Collection, 1963, no. 32; Brighton, Art Gallery, Thirty Years of Surrealist Paintings from the Edward James Collection, 1967, no. 41; Durham, Dunelm House, Surrealist Festival, 1968, no. 12; London, Tate Gallery, Magritte, 1969, no. 55, illustrated in the catalogue ; London, Marlborough Fine Art, Magritte, Retrospective Loan Exhibition, 1973, no. 33, illustrated in the catalogue ; Liverpool, Tate Liverpool & Vienna, Albertina, The Pleasure Principle, 2011-12, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Houston, The Menil Collection & Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, 2013-14, no. 124, illustrated in color in the catalogue

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