15,422 visitors today 307 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

Utrillo-like Montmartre With Sacre Coeur Antique French Paris Cityscape With Rich Impasto Oil On Canvas


£640 | $848 USD | €732 EUR
Item Number: SA828102
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts
This antique has been viewed 17 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A wonderful and very French view of Montmartre by Maurice-Henri Hensel (1890-1958), perfectly in the tradition of masters such as Chaim Soutine and Maurice Utrillo. Indeed - compare the scene to Utrillo's "Rue Corot" of which I am attaching a photo. It was painted just a few hundred yards down the road from the scene depicted here!
Maurice Hensel specialised in depicting Montmartre and is inhabitants, which was at the time of his life still a working glass district with a thriving artist's community. Interestingly, like Gauguin, he also painted in Tahiti.
He regularly showed his work at the Salon d'Automne and held several solo shows at mythical Galerie Bernheim Jeune in Paris, dealers to Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Paul Cézanne, Henri-Edmond Cross, Kees van Dongen, Henri Matisse, Le Douanier Rousseau, Raoul Dufy, Maurice de Vlaminck, Amedeo Modigliani and Maurice Utrillo.
Hensel also exhibited with the the avant garde Galerie Berthe Weill, credited with producing the first sales in Paris for Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and with providing Amedeo Modigliani with the only solo exhibition in his lifetime. His work was moreover shown at the Galerie Terrisse, alongside Max Jacob.
The painting by Maurice Hensel presented here in an oil on canvas measuring 55 x 46 cm. It is signed and dated indistinctly 195(?) to the lower left, and situated "rue Vincent" on the stretcher. The overall framed size in its original wood carved frame is 73 x 64 cm.
Nous parlons français, und wir sprechen auch Deutsch! Paintings may be viewed in Norwich and in Paris, as well as in London and Cambridge by appointment. Please contact us if you would like further details and images of an artwork.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1950.


Height = 55 cm (21.7")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

Seller Details

Skippings Fine Arts
United Kingdom

By appointment

International Tel:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Similar antiques ... view more