oil on canvas
100.2 x 81.1
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Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art and Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Rtrospective Ren Magritte, May 1971-September 1971, no. 32 (illustrated; dated 1947).
A. Robbe-Grillet and R. Magritte, La Belle captive, Brussels, 1975, pp. 40 and 154 (illustrated in color, p. 39; dated 1947). D. Sylvester, ed., Ren Magritte: Catalogue Raisonn, Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes, 1949-1967, 1993, vol. III, p. 369, no. 956 (illustrated).
Rene Lachowsky and Lou Cosyn, Brussels (probably acquired from the artist). L. Lachowsky, Antwerp (by 1971). Harry Forster, Antwerp; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 15 May 1984, lot 75a. Anon. sale, Sothebys, London, 8 February 2005, lot 74. Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.