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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Maurice Utrillo
L'ANCIEN MAQUIS DE MONTMARTRE
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Maurice Utrillo
L'ANCIEN MAQUIS DE MONTMARTRE
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Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
L'ANCIEN MAQUIS DE MONTMARTRE
signed Maurice, Utrillo, V, and dated mars 1925 (lower right) and dedicated En hommage à Madame Mauricia Coquiot (lower centre)
gouache on paper
26 by 35cm., 10 1/4 by 13 7/8 in.
Executed in March 1925. 
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Provenance

Mme Mauricia Coquiot, Paris (a gift from the artist)
Mr Haïm Rahald, Tel-Aviv
Sale: Christie's, London, 8th February 2007, lot 563
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Paul Pétridès L'œuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris, 1966, vol. IV, no. AG153, illustrated p. 181

Catalogue Note

Mauricia Coquiot, née de Thioers, to whom the present work is dedicated, was a famous circus character of the Belle Epoque between 1904 and 1910. She married the art critic Gustave Coquiot and it was through him that she met Auguste Rodin, Raoul Dufy, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Moïse Kisling, André Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Rouault and Maurice Utrillo, consequently becoming one of the favourite muses for all these great painters. Coquiot performed in Paris, New York, Moscow and Lisbon; her signature acts were the Autobolide where she looped the loop in a speeding car and somersaulted on the back of a galloping horse. After her husband's death, she was elected mayor of Othis, thus becoming one of the first women to take up this official position after the Second World War. 

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