On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
H. Dietz, Amsterdam.
William Brandt, Amsterdam.
Stephen Silagy Gallery, Beverly Hills.
Richard Smart, Hawaii (acquired from the above, 1968); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 1 May 1996, lot 161.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
Property from the Estate of Hilde Gerst
P. Pétridès, L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1969, vol. III, p. 126, no. 1617 (illustrated, p. 127; dated circa 1935).