5 May 2005
Property from the Maspro Art Museum, Japan
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1958)
Place des Abbesses
signed 'Maurice.Utrillo.V.' (lower left)
oil on board laid down on cradled panel
18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (46 x 38.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1910
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 March 1988, lot 21.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Tabarant, Utrillo, Paris, 1926, p. 42 (illustrated).
P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1959, vol. I, p. 204, no. 153 (illustrated, p. 205).
Jean Fabris will include this painting in his forthcoming Utrillo catalogue raisonné being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
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