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René Magritte. The Portrait. Brussels, 1935

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The Portrait

René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)

Brussels, 1935
Oil on canvas
28 7/8 x 19 7/8" (73.3 x 50.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Kay Sage Tanguy
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

E.L.T. (Edouard Léon Théodore) Mesens (1903-1971), Brussels and London (from 1938). Purchased from Magritte in 1935 - sold in 1940 to Onslow-Ford
Gordon Onslow-Ford, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Purchased from Mesens, 1940 - until at least 1949
Mrs. Yves Tanguy / Kay Sage Tanguy, (1898-1963), Woodbury, Connecticut
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Kay Sage Tanguy, 1956

Le portrait / The portrait
[Le Portrait]

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