René Magritte

The Healer

1967

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Artist
René Magritte 1898–1967
Original title
Le Thérapeute
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 1621 x 1330 x 1030 mm
Collection
Lent from a private collection 1990
On long term loan
Reference
L01613

Not on display

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Towards the end of his life, Magritte worked on a series of sculptures based on eight of his paintings. Although he oversaw the making of full-scale wax models, he died before they were cast in bronze. The figure of the healer had appeared in several works by Magritte since 1936. In 1937, Magritte himself was photographed in the same pose, with a blanket over his head and a canvas in place of the cage.

Gallery label, September 2004

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