How you can use this image
This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).
Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.
The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.
Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.
Buy a print or image licence
If you like this artwork you can support the collection by purchasing a reproduction as a framed OR unframed art print. We offer a selection of professionally made frames that will make your purchase look great in your home, office or other preferred setting.
Need a digital version for your site or publication? You can purchase a digital licence from Art UK and download an electronic copy of this reproduction.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
Surrealist painting stirs the imagination by subverting our expectations and transgressing boundaries. To this beguiling mixture Magritte added a disturbing reality that we know from our dreams. Here, a totem-like bird assumes the form of a tobacco leaf. The bird-leaf is consumed by a caterpillar that it would normally eat and the strange hybrid grows in front of a curtain which blurs landscape and interior.
oil on canvas
H 59.4 x W 49.5 cm
Signed l.l: Magritte. Inscribed and dated on the verso: 'LA SAVEUR/DES LARMES'/1948