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Maurice Utrillo, 1883 Paris – 1955 Dax
Maurice Utrillo, 1883 Paris – 1955 Dax

Maurice Utrillo,
1883 Paris – 1955 Dax

LE LAPIN AGILE SOUS LA NEIGE, UM 1950 Öl auf Leinwand.
37 x 46 cm.
Rechts unten signiert „Maurice Utrillo V“.
In vergoldetem barockisierenden Rahmen (minimal besch.).

Catalogue price € 100.000 - 150.000 Catalogue price€ 100.000 - 150.000  $ 120,000 - 180,000
£ 90,000 - 135,000
元 756,000 - 1,134,000
₽ 8,517,000 - 12,775,500

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Beigegeben sind ein Zertifikat von Gilbert Pétridès und die Bestätigung über die Aufnahme in das Werkverzeichnis von Jean Fabris, in Kopie.

Le Lapin Agile wurde von Utrillo zu allen Jahreszeiten erfasst und war eines seiner Lieblingsmotive. 1983 erschien sogar eine 4 Franc-Briefmarke mit dem Motiv. Der Name des Cabarets auf dem Montmarte rührt von einem Schild, welches André Gill 1875 für das Cabaret malte. Es zeigte einen Hasen, welcher aus der Pfanne sprang. Landläufig nannte man das Schild und dementsprechend auch das Lokal „Lapin a Gill“, woraus „Le Lapin Agile“ wurde. Neben Utrillo waren hier auch Picasso und Modigliani regelmäßig anzutreffen. (†)

Sammlung Jean Foulon, Paris.

Paul Pétridès, L‘oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Bd. III, Paul Pétridès Éditeur, Paris 1969, Nr. 1936, S. 220, mit Schwarz-Weiß-Abb. S. 221. (1241742) (13)

Maurice Utrillo,
1883 Paris - 1955 Dax
LE LAPIN AGILE SOUS LA NEIGE - ca. 1950Oil on canvas.
37 x 46 cm.
Signed lower right “Maurice Utrillo V“.
In Barock-style gilt frame (with minimal damage).

Accompanied by a certificate by Gilbert Pétridès and a confirmation regarding the painting‘s inclusion in the catalogue raisonné by Jean Fabris, both in copy.

Le lapin agile was one of Utrillo‘s favourite subjects and he painted it in all seasons. This subject even featured on a 4-franc postage stamp in 1983. In 1875, the caricaturist André Gill painted the sign for the Cabaret that was to suggest its permanent name. It depicted a rabbit jumping out of a saucepan and from then on the Cabaret was commonly known as „Le Lapin a Gill“, which evolved over time into Le lapin agile, i.e. the nimble rabbit. The original painting on canvas was stolen in 1893. Apart from Utrillo, the cabaret became a favourite spot for famous artists of the time such as Picasso and Modigliani. (†)

Jean Foulon Collection, Paris.

P. Pétridès, L‘oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, vol. III, Paul Pétridès Éditeur, Paris 1969, no. 1936, p. 220, with black-white illustration, p. 221.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.


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