Paul Bibliographie: P. Pétridès, Paris, Ed. Paul Pétridès, 1969, L’oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, tome III
no. 2287 (illustrated).
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Jean Fabris, dated Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, 30th August 2010 which states that this work is to be included in the forthcoming Utrillo Catalogue raisonné currently under preparation. Archive no. 5042
Signature: Signed lower right Maurice, Utrillo, V, inscribed lower left Montmartre
Tokyo, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan museum of Art, Maurice Utrillo, 17 April – 4 July 2010, no. 87, p. 133 (illustrated in colour) then travelling; Niigata, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 10 July – 25 August 2010; Kyoto, Museum [EKi]KYOTO, 9 September – 17 October 2010; Aichi, Toyohashi City Museum of Art & History, 22 October – 5 December 2010
M. Palanzo, Buenos Aires
About Maurice Utrillo
Maurice Utrillo produced thousands of oil paintings, mainly of street scenes in the Montmartre district of Paris. He is best known for his White Period (1909–14), during which he used white zinc, sometimes mixed with plaster, to convey the aging walls and deteriorating houses of his cityscapes. Socially withdrawn and a recovering alcoholic, Utrillo would often work from tourist postcards to produce his work. Critics have linked Utrillo’s urban and rural views to the legacy of 18th-century Venetian artist Francesco Guardi and 19th-century French landscapist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
French, 1883-1955, Paris, France