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

Autumn Landscape

This early 20th. century Franco/American oil painting by Rene du'l Arnet(?) measures 25 x 30 inches. Framed in a period gilt frame this fine impressionistic water scene with sunlit fields in the distance is well painted using a subtle color palette with a nice tonal and textural range.

Print

Lower Manhattan - Old and New
1895-1975, American

Drypoint etching, image size 9 x 7 1/8 inches, ed. 100, 1929, cat. Chamberlain and Kingsland 81, inscribed "Epreme d'artiste 3rd state 1/2" lower left, rare artist's proof with annotations to the printer, pencil signed lower right.

Drawing

Calais

Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, circa 1863, monogram lower left