9 November 2000
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955)
signed and inscribed 'Maurice, Utrillo, V., 1925' (lower right); signed again and inscribed 'Utrillo Cosne (Nievre)' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
197/8 x 253/8 in. (50.5 x 65.5 cm.)
Painted in 1925
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 March 1927, lot 68 (illustrated; as La Prison de Cosne (Nièvre)).
Chester Dale, New York (acquired at the above sale); sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 16 March 1944, lot 57.
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Lodeve, France, Musée de Lodeve, June-October 1997, p. 171, no. 50 (illustrated in color).
Tokyo, Odakyo Museum, and Fukushima, Iwaki Museum of Modern Art, Utrillo et Valadon, May-August 2000.
Jean Fabris and Gilbert Pétridès have confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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