René Magritte
The Healer 1967

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René Magritte 1898–1967
The Healer
Le Thérapeute
Date 1967
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1621 x 1330 x 1030 mm
Lent from a private collection 1990
On long term loan
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.

September 2004

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