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Mme. Helleu by the Fireplace.

  • ARTIST: Paul Cesar Helleu

  • MEDIUM: Drypoint,

    DATE: c.1895.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unknown. Image size 11 5/8 x 11 1/2" (29.6 x 29.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: The drypoints that Helleu created of his wife and family are considered the finest and most beautiful of his graphic art. The prints were created for his own pleasure and never intended for a public edition. This drypoint is a scene of the drawing-room in Helleu's home. The bust on the mantel is of Queen Marie-Antoinette.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed with red pencil "Helleu" lower left. Partial watermark can be seen at right margin paper edge.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Faint light toning in margin.


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