oil on canvas
28.66 in. (72.80 cm.) (height) by 39.37 in. (100.00 cm.) (width)
signed 'Magritte' (lower right); signed again, dated and inscribed '"LE DOMAINE D'ARNHEIM" Magritte 1938' (on the reverse)
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Les Compagnons de l’art, June - August 1938, no. 277, p. 69. Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, René Magritte, May 1939, no. 6. Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, The Belgian Contribution to Surrealism, August - September 1971, no. 47. London, Marlborough Fine Art, Magritte, October - November 1973, no. 36, p. 80 (illustrated). Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rétrospective Magritte, October - December 1978, no. 123; this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, January - April 1979. Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, René Magritte, 1898-1967, March - June 1998, no. 121, p. 136 (illustrated). Knokke, Casino communal, Magritte, June - September 2001. Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Magritte, February - June 2003, p. 128 (illustrated p. 129).
Letter from René Magritte to Edward James, 6 May 1938 Letter from Louis Scutenaire to E.L.T. Mesens, 2 June 1938 Letter from René Magritte to E.L.T. Mesens, 9 September 1938. R. Magritte, La Ligne de vie, a lecture delivered at the Koninklijk Museum van Schoone Kunsten, Antwerp, on 20 November 1938, reproduced in L. Scutenaire, Avec Magritte, Brussels, 1977, p. 91. Letter from E.L.T. Mesens to René Magritte, 27 November 1938. Letter from René Magritte to Marcel Mariën, 2 July 1944, in M. Mariën, ed., R. Magritte, La Destination: Lettres à Marcel Mariën, Bussels, 1977, letter no. 109, p. 117-118. Letter from René Magritte to André Bosmans, 6 April 1959, in F. Perceval, ed., Lettres à André Bosmans, Paris, 1990, pp. 45-46. P.W. Schwartz, ‘An interview with René Magritte’, in Studio International, London, February 1969, p. 74. F. Miller Robinson, ‘The Wizard properties of Poe and Magritte’, in Word & Image, London, April - June 1987, pp. 156-61. J. Meuris, René Magritte, Woodstock, New York, 1990, no. 146, p. 96 (illustrated). J. Meuris, René Magritte, Cologne, 2001, p. 140 (illustrated). D. Sylvester, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Oil Paintings and Objects, 1931-1948, New York, 1993, no. 456, pp. 262-263 (illustrated p. 262).
The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, West Sussex, by whom acquired directly from the artist. Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 21 May 1981, lot 569. Acquavella Galleries, New York. Anonymous sale, Christie’s, New York, 15 November 1988, lot 58. Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, by whom acquired at the above sale. Acquired by the present owner in December 2011.