Lot 648: Popular French painter (1883–1955), son of the renowned artist Suzanne Valadon, best known for his colorful cityscapes and views of the French countryside. ALS in French, signed "Maurice Utrillo V," one page, 6 x 7.5, August 2, 1945. Letter to an admirer, in full (translated): "Please excuse my tardiness in answering your charming missive. I shan't say anything about my punctuality. People who know little about painting can have rather accurate judgment. I'm infinitely grateful to you for your comments about my picture. Please accept, Monsieur le Comte, my warmest greetings." Annotated on the reverse in an unknown hand. In fine condition, with toning to top edge and trivial creasing.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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