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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

Cambrians
1916-2004, British

Watercolor, sight size 5 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches, 1972, signed by the artist l.r., identified on labels from Ruskin Gallery, Stratford-on-Avon, England, affixed to their backings. Cambrians is a largely unspoiled area of Mid Wales. Lauder painted in the minimalist style of watercolor stating that "the scale of the work is appropriate to the medium of water color, for within this compass extreme subtleties can be made. What was anticipated in a painting was the "unseen", the "unexpected"."

Print

Lumbermen Riding Logs
1908-, Mexican

Estampas de Yucatan, published by Taller de Grafica Popular, 1940, 14 x 11 inches, pencil signed.

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.