Of this work Whitfield states, "In earlier works, art and the outside world unite in a single reality, whereas here they are distanced from each other by what Magritte called 'differences of a spatial order.' Thus the interior forest encloses a painting of the exterior and the two are joined together…It was a painting that Magritte considered particularly successful (he described it as being 'extraordinarily alive') and he took the trouble to reproduce it in colour in the fifth issue of André Bosmans's review, Rhétorique, together with a text by Marcel Lecomte" (Whitfield, no. 121).
Created after the 1961 original oil on canvas La cascade (The Waterfall) by René Magritte (1898-1967), this original color lithograph was published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003. This work signed 'Magritte' in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin and signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Herscovici. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin (from the total edition of 360, 300 examples numbered 1-300, 45 artist's proofs numbered 1-45, and 15 copies reserved for the Succession Magritte), this work is stamped with the ADAGP blindstamp in the lower left margin and the Succession Magritte blindstamp in the lower right margin. On the back of this work is an extensive block of printed text stating the title, provenance, tirage, and details of the original oil on canvas.