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René MAGRITTE

Homme au chapeau Melon

1957-8
27 x 17.9 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 7 inches)
Ink on paper
Signed lower right: magritte


Provenance:
Edouard L.T. Mesens, commissioned from the artist for his book Poèmes 1923-1958, illustré de dix dessins de René Magritte, Editions Le terrain vague1959.
Bertie and Gigi Urvater, Bruxelles
Private collection, Bruxelles, by descent from the above 
Private collection, Bruxelles


Literature:
E.L.T. Mesens, Poèmes 1923 – 1958, Éditions Le terrain vague, Paris, 1959


The authenticity of this work was confirmed by the Comité René Magritte on February 14, 2018  

The drawing is sold with the original edition of E.L.T. Mesens’ book Poèmes 1923-1958, and the original letter from Mesens to Bertie Urvater, discussing about the acquisition of the drawing.