Maurice Utrillo (French, 1883-1955)
Rue de Province
Signed "Maurice.Utrillo.V." l.l., identified on a label from Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Inc., Montreal, affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 22 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (57.5 x 46.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered minor retouch, minor paint losses to l.l. corner, craquelure.
Provenance: Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Inc., Montreal; to a private collection, 1980; to Christie's New York, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, November 9, 1999, Sale 9222, Lot 314; to the current private Massachusetts collection.
Literature: probably Paul Pétridès; L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo (Paris: P. Pétridès, 1962), vol iii, p. 518, no. 1236.
N.B. The label from Walter Klinkhoff Gallery bears the gallery's dry stamp, includes type-written information identifying this particular painting, and is printed with the words "UN OEUVRE AUTHENTIQUE" and "AN AUTHENTIC WORK" along the bottom edge. The catalog entry for the Christie's sale states that Jan Fabris has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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