Paul Cesar Helleu
1859-1927, French

Madame Letellier
1859-1927, French

Etching with drypoint, plate size 21 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches, c. 1905, edition of about 100, published by Sagot with blindstamp in lower right margin, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society.


Ellen
1859-1927, French

Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.


Femme au Chapeau
1859-1927, French

Etching with drypoint, plate size 22 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

Painting

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Print

Noonday Rest
1842-1914, American

etching, Image size: 3 1/2x5 1/2 inches, plate signed

Drawing

Christmas Card 1953
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1953, image size 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches.