5 May 2004
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
Eglise de Bessines
signed and dated 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, 1923,' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, Janvier 1923, Église de Bessines, (Haute-Vienne)' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (49.9 x 65.1 cm.)
Painted in January, 1923
Anon. (acquired from the artist, 1923 and by descent); sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 April 1978, lot 23.
Umeda Gallery, Osaka (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1962, vol. II, p. 530, no. 1260 (illustrated, p. 531).
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