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René Magritte. The Menaced Assassin. Brussels, 1927

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The Menaced Assassin

René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)

Date:
Brussels, 1927
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59 1/4" x 6' 4 7/8" (150.4 x 195.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Kay Sage Tanguy Fund
MoMA Number:
247.1966

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Paul Gustave Van Hecke (1887 – 1967) of Galerie L’Epoque (1927 – 1929, then stock transferred to Galerie Le Centaure), Brussels. 1927 – 1929
Galerie Le Centaure (1921-1931), then Galerie Walter Schwarzenberg (1931-32), Brussels. 1929 – [likely until February 1932]
E.L.T. (Edouard Léon Théodore) Mesens (1903 – 1971), Brussels and London (from 1938). Acquired in the early 1930s [possibly in 1932] – until 1966. (On loan to Casino de Knokke, Belgium, from 1962 to 1965.)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Mesens with the Kay Sage Tanguy Fund, 1966

The Murderer Threatened
[L'assassin menacé]

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