21 June 2018
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
Personnages devant les fortifications de Paris
signed and dated 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, 1923,' (lower left)
gouache on card
12 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (32 x 35.2 cm.)
Executed in 1923
Magali Sarfatti, Rome.
Farsetti Arte, Prato, by November 1971.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.
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P. Pétridès, L'œuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, vol. IV, Paris, 1966, no. AG 111, p. 150 (illustrated p. 151).
The Comité Utrillo has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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