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Paul Cesar Helleu, woman reading

PAUL CESAR HELLEU (Vannes 1859 - Paris 1927) WOMAN READING, IN PROFILE (Madame Helleu)
Etching and drypoint, on wove paper, printed in Paris in 1892 for Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Dedicated by the artist in black chalk Amicalement / Helleu. With margins. Evenly toned, minor defects; 235 x 158 mm.

A painter and an engraver Helleu was a master interpreter of feminine elegance and grace at the turn of the century. He studied art at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Gerome and became friends with some of the leading artists of the day, including Tissot, Whistler, Monet, Sargent, Rodin. By 1885, Helleu had produced his first drypoint engravings and lithographs. His worldly effigies, female silhouettes, and sportive scenes of the elegant class, are among the most precise images of the belle époque.

price: 1.000,00 euros

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