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).
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