5 May 2004
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
Rue de Norvins à Montmartre
signed 'Maurice, Utrillo, V,' (lower right) and inscribed 'Montmartre,' (lower left)
gouache over pencil on paper
18¾ x 24 5/8 in. (47.7 x 62.6 cm.)
Painted circa 1936
E. David et M. Garnier, Paris.
George Levin, New Jersey (acquired from the above, 1963).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1966, vol. IV, p. 330, no. AG 380 (illustrated, p. 331).
Jean Fabris has confirmed the authenticity of this gouache.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
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