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After René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
LOT ID: 68103
Le Fils de l'Homme, 1973

Lithograph, in colors
19 х 13.75 in. (48.26 x 34.92 cm.)
Signed, This impression bears the stamped signature of René Magritte on the lower right recto, signed in pencil by Mourlot and numbered in pencil on the lower left with the Rene Magritte Estate and Atelier Mourlot blind stamps.
Print/Casting Year 1973
Edition 750
Foundry/Publisher Mourlot
Lot description
Color lithograph, 1973. 480x350 mm; 19x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Published by Mourlot, Paris, with Mourlot's signature in pencil and the blind stamp lower left. Stamped signature lower right margin. A very good impression with strong colors. Numbered 451/750 in pencil, lower left margin.


Le Fils de l'Homme is perhaps the most recognized image from the father of surrealism, René Magritte. When asked about the painting Magritte said, "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well..."

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