oil on canvas
79.1 x 58.6
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New York, Hugo Gallery, Ren Magritte, May 1948, no. 21. (possibly) Brussels, Galerie Lou Cosyn, Les tableaux parlants de Ren Magritte, February-March 1949. The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Facetten van hedendaagse schilderkunst: Belgi, Luxembourg, Nederland, June-August 1949, no. 66 (illustrated). New York, Hugo Gallery, Magritte, March-April 1951, no. 5 (illustrated on the cover). Dallas, Museum for Contemporary Arts and Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Ren Magritte in America, December 1960-February 1961, no. 24 (illustrated). New York, Albert Landry Galleries, Ren Magritte in New York Private Collections, October-November 1961, no. 50. Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center, Magritte, May-June 1964 (illustrated; detail illustrated on the cover). Houston, Rice University, Institute for the Arts, Secret Affinities: Words and Images by Ren Magritte, October 1976-January 1977, p. 26. Oregon, Portland Art Museum; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New Orleans Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, October 2015-May 2017, p. 134, no. 33 (illustrated in color, p. 315).
L. Scutenaire, Magritte, Antwerp, 1948, p. 13 (illustrated, pl. 20). P. Demarne, Rhtorique, September 1961, no. 3 (illustrated). D. Sylvester, Magritte, New York, 1969, p. 8. C. Moser, Magritte's Show is One Step Beyond Surrealism?? in Houston Chronicle
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist, 8 August 1949). Adelaide de Menil, Houston (acquired from the above, 1 January 1955); sale, Christie's, New York, 11 November 1997, lot 167.Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.