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Original vintage Maurice Utrillio Paris prints
from Sidney Z. Lucas

Printed in U.S.A. by Sidney Z. Lucas in 1955
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These are original 65-year-old prints from 1955 and NOT modern reproductions


Please click on the thumbnail images below to view the enlargements for any age-relatoted conditions.
The Darvill's electronic watermark does not appear on the antique print.

Portrait of Maurice Utrillo, (1883–1955)

by Suzanne Valadon (Utrillo's mother)
– painted in 1921

 

 

Utrillo was the son of the artist Suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon), who was then an eighteen-year-old artist's model. She never revealed who was the father of her child; speculation exists that he was the offspring from a liaison with an equally young amateur painter named Boissy, or with the well established painter, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, or even with Renoir. In 1891 a Spanish artist, Miguel Utrillo y Molins, signed a legal document acknowledging paternity, although the question remains as to whether he was in fact the child's father.

Valadon, who became a model after a fall from a trapeze ended her chosen career as a circus acrobat, found that posing for Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others provided her with an opportunity to study their techniques; in some cases, she also became their mistress.

An apocryphal anecdote told by Diego Rivera concerning Utrillo's paternity is related in the unpublished memoirs of one of his American collectors, Ruth Bakwin: "After Maurice was born to Suzanne Valadon, she went to Renoir, for whom she had modeled nine months previously. Renoir looked at the baby and said, 'He can't be mine, the color is terrible!' Next she went to Degas, for whom she had also modeled. He said, 'He can't be mine, the form is terrible!' At a cafe, Valadon saw an artist she knew named Miguel Utrillo, to whom she spilled her woes. The man told her to call the baby Utrillo: 'I would be glad to put my name to the work of either Renoir or Degas!'"

She taught herself to paint, and when Toulouse-Lautrec introduced her to Edgar Degas, he became her mentor. Eventually she became a peer of the artists she had posed for. Meanwhile, her mother was left to raise the young Maurice, who soon showed a troubling inclination toward truancy and alcoholism.

When a mental illness took hold of the 21-year-old Utrillo in 1904, his mother encouraged him to take up painting. He soon showed real artistic talent. With no training beyond what his mother taught him, he drew and painted what he saw in Montmartre. After 1910 his work attracted critical attention, and by 1920 he was internationally acclaimed. In 1928, the French government awarded him the Cross of the Légion d'honneur. Throughout his life, however, he was interned in mental asylums repeatedly. Tomb of Utrillo, Cemetery Saint Vincent, Paris Today, tourists to the area will find many of his paintings on post cards, one of which is his very popular 1936 painting entitled Montmartre Street Corner or Lapin Agile. In middle age Utrillo became fervently religious and in 1935, at the age of fifty-two, he married Lucie Valore and moved to Le Vesinet, just outside Paris. By that time, he was too ill to work in the open air and painted landscapes viewed from windows, from post cards, and from memory. Although his life also was plagued by alcoholism, he lived into his seventies. Maurice Utrillo died on 5 November 1955 in Hotel Splendid in Dax of a lung disease, and was buried in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in Montmartre.

 

source: Wikipedia

 


La Rue Saint-Rustique
No. 1

La Rue Saint-Rustique

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$40
La Vielle Rue Saint-Vincent
No. 2

La Vielle Rue Saint-Vincent

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$40
L'Eglise Saint-Pierre
No. 3

L'Eglise Saint-Pierre

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$40
Lapin Agile
No. 4

Lapin Agile

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$60
La Blanchisserie de la Bastille
No. 5

La Blanchisserie de la Bastille

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$50
Le Moulin de la Galette
No. 6

Le Moulin de la Galette

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)
Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued
$60
Sur la Butte
No. 8

Sur la Butte

(Paris, France)

Artist: Maurice Utrillo
An original 65-year-old vintage color print (1955 by Sidney Z. Lucas)

Sheet size (approx.): 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43 cm)
Image size (approx.): 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm)
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, so portions of the margins are not shown in the enlargement, but are indeed present and full.
Minor edge/corner wear to be expected due to age. Colors are bright and vibrant, as originally issued .

NOTE: THERE IS A FAINT CREASE IN THE LEFT MARGIN, NOT EXTENDING INTO IMAGE

$45
 
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