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Maurice Utrillo

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  • Montmartre, Rue du Poteau

Maurice Utrillo

(Paris, 1883 – Dax, 1955)

Montmartre, Rue du Poteau, circa 1935

Oil on canvas
Annotated in the subject down on the left Rue du Poteau / Montmartre
Signed lower right Maurice Utrillo, V
46 x 55.6 cm 

Provenance :
- Galerie Pétridès, Paris
- Private collection, France

- "Utrillo, Valadon, Utter : une famille de peintres", musée Urêka de Bessines sur Gartempe, from July 7 to August 4, 2019

Literature : 
Will be reproduced in the Catalog Raisonné of the Complete Work of Maurice Utrillo currently in preparation by the association and the committee Maurice Utrillo

- Utrillo, Valadon, Utter: une famille de peintres", musée Urêka de Bessines sur Gartempe, 2019, described and reproduced in color on page 13

Certificate of authenticity by Mrs. Hélène Bruneau, holder of the Moral Law of Maurice Utrillo and Mr. Cédric Paillier, co-author with Jean Fabris of the Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Complet de Maurice Utrillo, acting on behalf of the Association and the comité Maurice Utrillo , made in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine on October 20th, 2017, identifier nr. 4471


Old postcard of rue du Poteau in Paris


Maurice Utrillo was born on December 26, 1883, the day after Christmas, at No. 8 Rue du Poteau in Montmartre, between rue Sainte-Isaure and rue Lefort, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Although Maurice Utrillo, the artist of Montmartre par excellence, spent his whole life painting the abutment, he very rarely represented the street where he was born. We do not know more than a few paintings that illustrate the rue du Poteau, here below another example, also painted around 1935, when the painter was fifty years old.

Maurice UTRILLO, Montmartre, Rue du Poteau, vers 1935 - oil on canvas


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