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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 362

    Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)

    Le Lapin Agile

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
    Le Lapin Agile
    signed 'Maurice.Utrillo.V' (lower right); inscribed 'Cabaret du Lapin agile Paris Montmartre' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    20 5/8 x 29¾ in. (52.3 x 75.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1915


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    Provenance

    Jonas Netter, Paris, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Jean Fabris has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, vol. II, Paris, 1962, no. 693 (illustrated p. 89).


    Exhibited

    Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Utrillo - Valadon, 1979, no. 29.
    Chiba, Musée Kawamura, Modigliani et son époque, Paris 1910-1920, April - May 1997, no. 49 (illustrated p. 112); this exhibition later travelled to Osaka, Yamagata, Niigata, Miyazaki, Kitakyushu and Tokyo.