René Magritte, La page blanche (The White Page)
|Artist:||René Magritte (1898 - 1967)|
|Title:||La page blanche (The White Page)|
|Image:||23 9/16 in x 19 3/4 in (50.2 cm x 59.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 5/8 in x 22 7/8 in (77.8 cm x 58.1 cm)|
|Framed:||39 1/8 in x 35 1/4 in (99.4 cm x 89.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is signed ‘Magritte’ in fascimile 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 Hersovici|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Placing a yellow circle strategically in the upper center of the composition, Magritte toys with the viewer's imagination. The yellow circle floats in the night sky yet appears in front of a tree branch, suggesting that it is in fact a plump fruit rather than a full moon. Magritte creates a figure with dual identities; depending on the viewer's perception, the yellow circle serves different functions. Magritte beautifully balances this layered composition, placing the sprawling city at the bottom of the composition and the tree branch at the top. The work relays a sense of quiet calm, as though the viewer can almost hear the crickets chirping in the dead of night.
Created after the 1967 original oil on canvas La page blanche (The White Page) by René Magritte (1898-1967), this color lithograph is was published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003. This work is signed ‘Magritte’ in fascimile 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 Hersovici. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
René Magritte La page blanche (The White Page) is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.