Rusiñol and Utrillo solidified their friendship after 1880. Together with Casas, Clarasó and Canudas they became an almost inseparable quintet. In the spring of 1889 Utrillo left for Paris to be artistic correspondent for the La Vanguardia newspaper. A short time later, when Rusiñol had already settled in the French capital, they moved into a building on Rue de l’Orient together with Canudas and Clarasó. Utrillo introduced many of the Parisian artists of the time to Rusiñol, also showing him the bohemian ambience in Montmartre, which Utrillo knew well from his student days.