Paul Cesar Helleu
1859-1927, French

Fillette en Buste, Chapeau Coquille
1859-1927, French

This is a beautiful portrait of a young girl by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. Etching with drypoint, image size 23 1/4 x 13 3/4 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.


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

Barbizon Landscape with a Country Road
1841-1916, American

Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 1/2 inches, in a very fine period gilt and gesso frame. There is a partial obscure signature and date in the painting lower right, the early label on the back is from the gallery of Charles G. Calder who was a well known Providence, R.I. painting dealer, also on the back is a partial label from Whitaker studios. This is a fine Barbizon style landscape painting by American artist George William Whitaker. Whitaker was a teacher and important painter in Providence R.I. and was known as an American tonalist, influenced by George Inness and Alexander Wyant.

Print

The Wine Farm
1865-1945, British

Etching, image size 8 1/8 x 10 inches, pub. 1896, second state, pencil signed and plate signed l.r. "D.Y. Cameron", Rinder 227, thread margins.

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.