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Le Prêtre Marié (The Married Priest) Click to ZOOM

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Le Prêtre Marié (The Married Priest)
Publishing Year : 1960-2009
Media : Sculptures
Technique : Bronze
Edition : Numbered 150 ex.
Support :
Signature : in the Wax
Total Size :
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Bronze sculpture, signed and numbered.
- Patinated bronze from a limited edition of 150 copies.
- Published by Magritte Gallery, Philippe Moreno (
- Foundry: Fonderie Paumelle, France.

Edition Size:
- 150 copies numbered 1/150 to 150/150.
- 20 artist's proofs numbered EA 1/20 to EA 20/20.
Stamp of the signature, numbered, stamp of the Magritte Foundation, stamp of Charly Herscovici President of the Magritte Foundation, Magritte’s copyrights owner & Chairman of the Magritte Museum in Brussels, Foundry stamp Paumelle France.
17 cm without base.

A certificate of authenticity will be issued with the bronze, signed by Charly Herscovici, President of the Magritte Foundation.

Additional information:
Sculpture realized after the painting "Le Prêtre Marié", painted by Magritte in 1960.
In January 1967, encouraged by his dealer Alexander Iolas to undertake the project, Magritte selected the subjects for 8 bronzes and started work on the preparatory drawings. In June of the same year he visited the Gibiesse foundry in Verona, and made a few modifications to the full scale models of each sculpture which had been cast there in wax.Unfortunately he died as the molds were just made and signed by him in 1967,he never saw them, but they were exhibited the same year and the 8 of them together for the 1st time in London the next year.


Sculpture en bronze, signée et numérotée.
- Bronze patiné, édition limitée à 150 exemplaires.
- Éditée par Magritte Gallery, Philippe Moreno (
- Fonderie: Fonderie Paumelle, France.

Justification du tirage:
- 150 exemplaires numérotés 1/150 à 150/150.
- 20 épreuves d'artiste numérotées EA 1/20 à EA 20/20.
Cachet de la signature, numérotation, cachet de la Fondation Magritte, cachet de Charly Herscovici le président de la Fondation Magritte, propriétaire des droits de Magritte et président du Musée Magritte à Bruxelles, cachet de la Fonderie Paumelle France.
17 cm sans le socle.

Un certificat d'authenticité sera délivré avec le bronze, signé par Charly Herscovici, Président de la Fondation Magritte.

Informations complémentaires:
Sculpture réalisée d'après la peinture "Le Prêtre Marié", réalisée par René Magritte en 1960.
En janvier 1967, encouragé par son marchand Alexander Iolas pour entreprendre le projet, Magritte choisi les sujets de 8 bronzes et commence à travailler sur les dessins préparatoires. En juin de la même année il a visité la fonderie Gibiesse à Vérone et fait quelques modifications aux modèles de chaque sculpture, mais décède alors que les moules ont juste été faits et signés par lui en 1967. Malheureusement, il ne les verra jamais, mais elles ont été exposées la même année et les 8 sculptures ensemble pour la première fois à Londres l'année suivante.


CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY: A Certificate of Authenticity come with this piece, delivered by "See pictures and description"
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