Temples are found on many canvases by Utrillo, because for him these holy places were an indispensable element of the city’s landscape. By 1929, the artist managed to write about 70 paintings, which captured large cathedrals, such as Notre Dame, St. Denis, the cathedral churches of Chartres and Rheims, and modest churches located in the suburbs of Paris.
Over the years, Utrillo became a more believing person, and this could not but be reflected in his work. Repeatedly he wrote a church located in the northern district of the city. This church stands at a fork in the road, so the artist was able to show both the frontal geometric shape of the building, and the perspective of the streets that are diverging in different directions.