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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

Landscape with House by a Duck Pond
1848-1927, American

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, signed "MHLOWELL" lower left. A primarily self-taught artist, Lowell preferred landscapes and worked mainly in the Adirondacks and Hudson River Valley.

Print

Apostolici
1647-1727, Dutch

Engraving and etching, image size 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, pub. 1677 in London, title page taken from "The Apostolici", a book on the lives of the Primitive fathers for the three first Ages of the Christian Church by the "Chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty", William Cave.

Drawing

A Village on the Somme
1876-1953, Scottish

This drawing by Muirhead Bone of the French countryside measures 7 3/8 x 11 inches. It is done in graphite and sepia ink on paper, pencil signed "Bone" on the l.r. and comes with its original label. Muirhead Bone was a Scottish artist and an important figure known for his atmospheric, finely detailed landscapes, cityscapes and images of WWI.