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Renoir's Garden in Montmartre

Artist:
Maurice Utrillo (French, Paris 1883–1955 Dax)
Date:
ca. 1911
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
21 1/4 × 31 3/4 in. (54 × 80.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gregoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.21.18
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Maurice. Utrillo. V.
[Louis Libaude, Paris]; [Constant Lepoutre, Paris, in 1926]; Sacha Guitry, Paris; private collection, Zurich; [Sam Salz, New York, probably by 1941–at least 1944]; Gregoire Tarnopol, New York (by 1951–d. 1979; his bequest to MMA) and his brother, Alexander Tarnopol, New York (gift to MMA)

Paris. Galerie H. Fiquet & Cie. "Exposition Maurice Utrillo V. De 1905 à 1925," opened May 1, 1925, no. 22 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir").

New York. Marie Harriman Gallery. "Masterpieces by Utrillo," May 5–31, 1941, no. 3 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir," 1911, probably lent by Mr. Sam Salz).

New York. Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies. "Paris: A Loan Exhibition," December 9, 1943–January 9, 1944, unnumbered cat. (pl. 16; as "Le Jardin de Renoir," lent by Sam Salz, New York).

New York. American British Art Center. "Corot to Picasso," June 1–23, 1944, no. 19 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir," lent by Mr. Sam Salz).

New York. Niveau Gallery. "2nd Anniversary Exhibition: Maurice Utrillo and Maurice de Vlaminck Masterpieces," April 14–May 15, 1945, no. 5 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir," 1912).

New York. Services Culturels de l'Ambassade de France. "Bimillenaire de la ville de Paris: Exposition 'Paris'," March 15–April 30, 1951, no. 57 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir," lent by M. Grégoire Tarnopol).

Washington, D. C. Phillips Gallery. "A Loan Exhibition of Early Paintings by Maurice Utrillo," December 6, 1953–January 11, 1954, no. 4 (as "Jardin de Renoir," 1909–10, lent by Mr. Gregoire Tarnopol).

New York. Wildenstein. "Utrillo," January 24–March 2, 1957, no. 11 (as "Le Jardin de Renoir," 1909–10, lent by Mr. Gregoire Tarnopol).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 7–September 7, 1959, checklist no. 112 (as "Renoir's Garden," lent by Grégoire Tarnopol).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 6–September 4, 1960, checklist no. 127 (as "Renoir's Garden," lent by Grégoire Tarnopol).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 3–September 6, 1962, checklist no. 96 (as "Renoir's Garden," lent by Grégoire Tarnopol).

Pittsburgh. Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. "Exhibition of Paintings: Maurice Utrillo," October 18–December 1, 1963, no. 19 (as "Jardin de Renoir [Renoir's Garden]," lent by Gregoire Tarnopol).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Loan Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from Private Collections," July 8–September 6, 1966, checklist no. 191 (as "Renoir's Garden," lent by Grégoire Tarnopol).

Maurice Raynal. "Maurice Utrillo." L'Art d'aujourd'hui. Paris, Autumn 1924, pl. XI, calls it "La rue de l'Abreuvoir".

[Adolphe] Tabarant. Utrillo. Paris, 1926, ill. p. 34, as "Le Jardin de Renoir"; credits the photograph to the collection Lepoutre.

"Utrillo at the Harriman." New York Times (May 6, 1941), p. 17.

Edward Alden Jewell. "Melange: Varied Attractions of the Week." New York Times (May 11, 1941), p. X7.

D[oris]. B[rian]. "The Passing Shows: Utrillo." Art News 40 (May 15–31, 1941), p. 26.

Howard Devree. "Among the New Exhibitions." New York Times (April 22, 1945), p. X5.

Pierre Courthion. Utrillo. Bern, 1947, pl. 10, dates it 1909–10.

Alfred Werner. Maurice Utrillo. New York, 1952, pp. 20–21, ill. (color), calls it "Renoir's Garden," dates it 1909–10, and locates it in the collection of Gregoire Tarnapol [sic], New York.

Alfred Werner. Utrillo. [New York], 1953, p. 3, colorpl. 4 [reprints Ref. Werner 1952].

Alfred Werner. Maurice Utrillo (1883– ). New York, 1953, unpaginated, colorpl. 10, calls it "Renoir's Garden" and dates it 1909–10.

Alfred Werner. "Maurice Utrillo: 1883–1955." Arts 30 (December 1955), p. 34, ill. p. 32, calls it "Le Jardin de Renoir" in the caption and "Renoir's Garden" in the text; dates it 1910.

Pierre Courthion. Montmartre. Lausanne, 1956, p. 142, ill. p. 113 (color), calls it "Renoir's Garden," dates it 1909–10, and locates it in the collection of Grégoire Tarnopol, New York.

Howard Devree. "Art: Exhibition Shows Scope of Utrillo's Work." New York Times (January 23, 1957), p. 22.

"Utrillo's Charmed Simplicity." Arts 31 (February 1957), p. 21.

Paul Pétridès. L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo. Vol. 1, Paris, 1959, pp. 270–71, no. 221, ill., locates it in the collection of G. Tarnopol, New York.

Howard Devree. "Summer Oases: Metropolitan Opens a Loan Exhibition—Sculpture at the Modern Art." New York Times (July 12, 1959), p. X8.

René Gaffé. À la Verticale: Réflexions d'un collectionneur. Brussels, 1963, pp. 30–31, recounts that an unnamed dealer reneged on a verbal agreement to sell this painting to Gaffé, and instead sold it at a higher price to Sacha Guitry.

Gustave von Groschwitz. Exhibition of Paintings: Maurice Utrillo. Exh. cat., Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1963, unpaginated, no. 19, ill., dates it 1909–10.

Georges Boudaille. Utrillo. Paris, 1965, p. 14, colorpl. IX.

Utrillo and the Painters of Montmartre. Milan, 1970, colorpl. 11, calls it "Renoir's Garden at Montmartre" and dates it 1909–10; locates it in the collection of Grégoire Tarnopol, New York.

Irina Fortunescu. Utrillo. London, 1973, pl. 2, calls it "Renoir's Garden" and dates it 1909–10.

Philippe Jullian. Montmartre. Oxford, 1977, ill. p. 52, calls it "Renoir's garden (detail)" [sic] and erroneously dates it 1879–80.

Alfred Werner. Maurice Utrillo. New York, 1981, p. 72, colorpl. 9, calls it "Renoir's Garden," dates it 1909–10, and locates it still in the collection of Grégoire and Alexander Tarnapol [sic], New York.

Jean Fabris and Cédric Paillier. L'oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo. Paris, 2009, pp. 584, 694, no. 137, ill. p. 197 (color).



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