Truly magnificent – fascinated that he was painted by Valladon.
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), La rue du Mont-Cenis sous la neige, signé ‘Maurice, Utrillo, V,’ (en bas à droite) et situé ‘- Montmartre -(en bas à gauche), huile sur toile, 97 x 146 cm.
Peint vers 1935, Source: Christie’s
La rue du Mont-Cenis sous la neige
As World War 1 began, Maurice Utrillo moved into a small studio overlooking the rue du Mont-Cenis in Montmartre – the street which became one his favorite subjects.
“He would depict it in countless variations over the course of his career, under different weather conditions and lighting. With its high viewpoint overlooking the roofs of Paris and its winding concrete walls with their regular arrangement of windows, the street offered the true painter of Montmartre the ideal subject with which to express his interest in urban landscape.” (Christie’s)
Invitation to Montmartre
According to Christie’s, Maurice Utrillo’s 1935 painting La rue du Mont-Cenis sous la…
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