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Proposition Diurne (La femme au miroir)

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Delvaux and René Magritte (1898-1967) were the major Belgian exponents of Surrealism. Dating from the period when Delvaux arrived at his signature style, the hallucinatory quality of this scene is enhanced by his precise, almost hyper-realist, technique. Here, as if in a dream, an idealized...

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Provenance

Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens (b. 1903 - d. 1971), Brussels. By 1938, Claude Spaak (b. 1904 - d. 1990), Saint Cloud, France. By 1965, Frank M. Purnell (b. 1930 - d. 1994) and Melvin N. Blake (b. 1927 - d. 1999), New York; 2003, gift of the estate of Melvin Blake to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 2003)

Credit Line

Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Collection

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

1937

Dimensions

105.4 x 130.2 cm (41 1/2 x 51 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.32

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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