• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 325

    Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)

    Le Lapin Agile à Montmartre

    Price Realised  


    Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
    Le Lapin Agile à Montmartre
    signed 'Maurice. Utrillo. V.' (lower right)
    oil on board
    22 1/8 x 30½ in. (56.2 x 77.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1914

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    Galerie Mouradian-Valloton, Paris.
    Galerie Paul Pétridès, Paris.
    Gallery of Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, New York.
    Theodore E. Cummings, Beverly Hills (by 1962).
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 1977, lot 55.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Collection of Raymond and Miriam Klein

    We are pleased to present the following works from the collection of Raymond and Miriam Klein. Prominent Philadelphia based collectors and philanthropists, the Kleins are remembered for both their indelible sense of style and for their generous support, not only in donations, but also of their time for local and international community based causes including, the Kimmel Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Sheba Medical Center in Israel, the Raymond and Miriam Klein Community Center, Tel Giborim, Israel, as well as the Raymond and Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, which they founded in 1975.

    Long time supporters and collectors of the arts, both fine and decorative, the core of the Kleins' collection was thoughtfully and passionately collected over thirty years ago. As with their unflagging commitment to charitable causes, the Kleins generously shared their resplendent apartment and collection as a regular venue for fundraising parties and balls throughout their lives. Additional works from the collection are lots 378, 436, 447, 450 and 452.


    M. Mermillon, Collection des maîtres, Utrillo, Paris, 1948, pl. 4 (illustrated).
    R. Beachboard, La Trinité maudite, Paris, 1952 (illustrated in color).
    P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1962, vol. II, p. 26, no. 431 (illustrated, p. 27).
    I. Fortunescu, Utrillo, Paris, 1973, pl. 32 (illustrated).
    Epoca, 15 July 1983, p. 34 (illustrated in color).
    J. Fabris and C. Paillier, L'oeuvre complete de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 2009, pp. 594-595, no. 192 (illustrated in color, p. 256; with incorrect dimensions).