HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2019

René Magritte, La grande famille (The Great Family),1963

Artist: René Magritte (1898 - 1967)
Title:La grande famille (The Great Family),1963
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:24 3/16 in x 19 1/2 in (61.4 cm x 49.6 cm)
Sheet:30 5/8 in x 22 7/8 in (77.8 cm x 58.1 cm)
Framed:approx. 45 in x 37 in (114.3 cm x 94 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin (from the total edition of 360, 300 examples numbered 1-300, 45 artist's proofs numbered 1-45, and 15 copies reserved for the Succession Magritte); published and printed by Philippe Moreno Paris in 2003.
Signature:Signed 'Magritte' in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin. Signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Herscovici with the ADAGP blindstamp.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition with vibrant colors throughout
ID #w-4200

Historical Description

<p>A bird composed of a brilliant blue daytime sky dotted with soft, white clouds soars in the semi-darkness of dusk. The figure of the bird is massive, filling the majority of the composition. The bird appears to be soaring up from the horizon, preparing to take flight as waves crash beneath it. This bird is frozen in motion, captured in time. Much like Magritte's&nbsp;<em>Dominion of Light</em>&nbsp;paintings, this work simultaneously depicts night and day, capturing the viewer in an indiscernible, dreamlike moment.</p>
<p>Created after the 1963 original oil on canvas&nbsp;<em>La grande famille (The Great Family)</em>&nbsp;by Ren&eacute; Magritte (1898-1967), this original color lithograph was published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003. This work is signed 'Magritte' in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin and signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Herscovici. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin (from the total edition of 360, 300 examples numbered 1-300, 45 artist's proofs numbered 1-45, and 15 copies reserved for the Succession Magritte), this work is stamped with the ADAGP blindstamp in the lower left margin and the Succession Magritte blindstamp in the lower right margin. On the back of this work is an extensive block of printed text stating the title, provenance, tirage, and details of the original oil on canvas.</p>
<p><strong>Catalogue Raisonn&eacute; &amp; COA:</strong><br />This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonn&eacute;s and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).</p>
<p>1. Meuris, Jacques. Magritte. London: Greenwich Editions, 1988. Original 1963 oil on canvas illustrated on page 171 and discussed on pg. 170.</p>
<p>2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.</p>
<p><strong>About the Framing:</strong><br />This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.</p>

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