9 November 2000
Property from the Estate of William John Upjohn
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
Église de Saint-Bernard
signed and dated 'Maurice, Utrillo, V, octobre 1925,' (lower right)
gouache and watercolor on paper laid down on canvas
215/8 x 25½ in. (55 x 64.8 cm.)
Painted in Saint-Bernard, October 1925
Lucie Utrillo (wife of the artist), Paris.
Wally Findlay Galleries, Inc., Palm Beach.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1976.
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P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1966, vol. IV, p. 184, no. AG157 (illustrated, p. 185).
In 1921, Utrillo left Paris to join family friends in the Lyonnaise countryside. Several years thereafter, in 1924, his family acquired the Château de Saint-Bernard, near Lyon. The surrounding landscape would become a favorite subject for the artist, who resided in the area until he married Lucie Pauwels in 1935 and returned to Paris.
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