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After René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
LOT ID: 77203
Le Fils de l'Homme, 1973

Lithograph, in colors
19 х 13.75 in. (48.26 x 34.92 cm.)
Stamped, This impression bears the stamped signature of René Magritte on the lower right recto, and is 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 451/750
Foundry/Publisher Mourlot
Lot description
This color lithograph has full margins and is a very good impression.
Published by Mourlot, Paris, with Mourlot's signature in pencil, the blind stamp lower left, and stamped signature in the lower right margin, this color lithograph with full margins is a very good impression with strong colors.

The work of the great Surrealist painter René Magritte continues to delight and intrigue collectors today, and Le Fils de l'Homme is perhaps his most recognizable and ubiquitous work. 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..."
Le Fils de l'Homme by René Magritte
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