Rene Magritte lithograph for View, 1946
Medium: lithograph (after the gouache). This is the whimsical and striking surrealist composition, created by Rene Magritte for the cover of the December 1946 issue of "View", devoted to Surrealism in Belgium. View was a quarterly American art revue, published in New York from 1940-1947, focused especially on surrealist art. The total sheet measures 12 x 9 inches (305 x 230 mm); as the actual cover there is text printed on verso, as issued. Signed in the plate, not hand-signed.