Property from a Private Collection, Asia
1883 - 1955
LES FORTIFICATIONS, PARIS
signed Maurice, Utrillo, V and dated 1923 (lower left)
gouache and pencil on card
32 by 35.2cm., 12⅝ by 13⅞in.
Framed: 62 by 65cm., 24½ by 25½in.
Executed in 1923.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Utrillo-Valadon
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The sheet is sound. The edges of the sheet are slightly deckled, and there are some tiny flecks of loss at the extreme edges. There are artist's pinholes in the upper corners. There are some tiny flecks of loss to the pigment. There are some spots of water staining, in keeping with the artist's materials. There is some light frame abrasion to the right and upper edge. There are a couple of very faint scuffs. The work is in overall very good condition.
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Magali Sarfatti, Rome
Farsetti Arte, Prato (by 1971)
Private Collection (sold: Christie's, London, 21st June 2018, lot 175)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Paul Pétridès, L'œuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, vol. IV, Paris, 1966, no. AG 111, p.150, illustrated p.151 (titled Personnages devant une caserne)