Our Daily Bread (Le Pain Quotidien)

Our Daily Bread (Le Pain Quotidien)
Artist: René Magritte, Belgian, 1898-1967
Date: 1942
Dimensions: Canvas dimensions: 36 1/16 x 27 1/2 in. (91.6 x 69.85 cm)
Framed dimensions: 48 3/4 x 41 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (123.83 x 104.78 x 5.72 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: On loan from a private collection
Object Number: 113.2016.1
Deaccession Criteria: Restitution/Returned to rightful owner: the work has been legally requested for restitution.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Gift of Nancy B. Hamon in honor of Margaret McDermott


  • Paul Nougé, René Magritte ou les Images Défendues (Brussels: Les Auteurs Associés, 1943), 43.
  • David Sylvester and Sarah Whitfield, René Magritte: Catalogue raisonné, 5 vols. (Houston: Menil Foundation, 1992-97), 2: 294, no. 497.


  • I Bienal, São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1951.
  • René Magritte Exposé, La Louvière, Maison des Loisirs, 1954.
  • René Magritte, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1954.
  • XXXe Salon du Cercle Royal Artistique et Littéraire de Charleroi, Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1956.
  • René Magritte, Brussels, Musée d’Ixelles, 1959.
  • Exposition Magritte, Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1960.
  • XVe festival de l’été : L’Oeuvre de René Magritte, Brussels, Casino Communal, July-August 1962.
  • Impressionist and Modern Masters in Dallas: Monet to Mondrian, Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, 1989.
  • From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2009.

PROPOSED METHOD OF DISPOSAL:  Loan to DMA through September 11, 2018, and then return to lender or its representative

CRITERIA FOR DEACCESSIONING:  A request from the family of the current owner for restitution was researched and substantiated.