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Magritte, René
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Magritte, René

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Le Principe du plaisir
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medium

Oil on canvas

creator

Magritte, René

dimensions

28 3/4 by 21 1/2 in.

exhibition

London, The London Gallery, René 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 

literature

Suzi Gablik, Magritte, London, 1970, no. 141, illustrated in color n.p & on the cover Abraham M. Hammacher, René Magritte, New York, 1973, illustrated p. 39 Alain Robbe-Grilley & René Magritte, La Belle captive, Brussels, 1975, illustrated p. 106 Rétrospective Magritte (exhibition catalogue), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels & Musée national d'art moderne, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, 1978-79, illustrated pp. 30 & 50 Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, February 10, 1979, illustrated in color on the cover Suzi Gablik, Magritte, London, 1985, no. 178, illustrated in color p. 156 Jacques Meuris, Magritte, Paris, 1988, illustrated p. 205 David Sylvester, Magritte, The Silence of the World, New York, 1992, illustrated in color p. 244 David Sylvester & Sarah Whitfield, eds., René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, London, 1993, no. 443, illustrated p. 249 A Surreal Life: Edward James 1907-1984 (exhibition catalogue), Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton, 1998, illustrated p. 39 Patrick Roegiers, Magritte et la photographie, London, 2005, illustrated in color p. 108 Magritte tout en papier (exhibition catalogue), Musée Maillol, Paris, 2006, illustrated in color p. 118 René Magritte, l'impero delle luci (exhibition catalogue), Villa Olmo, Como, 2006, illustrated in color p. 36 Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous. Works from the Collections of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch (exhibition catalogue), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Kunsthalle, Hamburg & Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2016-17, illustrated in color p. 200

provenance

Edward James, United Kingdom (acquired from the artist circa 1937) Edward James Foundation, United Kingdom (acquired from the above circa 1964 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 28, 1978, lot 45) Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired at the above sale) Acquired from the above in 1979

signedDate

Signed magritte (upper left); titled "Le Principe du plaisir," signed Magritte and dated 1937 (on the reverse)

time_period

Painted in 1937.

time_range_end

1937

artist_range_end

1967

time_range_start

1937

artist_range_start

1898

consignmentDesignation

Property from a West Coast Private Collection

creator_nationality_dates

1898 - 1967


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