Maurice Utrillo painting
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Maurice Utrillo works up for auction

France is renowned as a birth place for some of the world's finest and most celebrated artists, but it's not just the well known painters who can pull in the crowds.

Maurice Utrillo may not be a household name but for many his picturesque cityscapes and postcard-quality Parisian street scenes are a national treasure. Some of his works are now going up for auction, prompting the BBC's Christian Fraser to find out more about the man.

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