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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    Paul-César Helleu (Vannes 1859-1927 Paris)

    Three head studies of the artist's daughter

    Price Realised  

    Paul-César Helleu (Vannes 1859-1927 Paris)
    Three head studies of the artist's daughter
    signed 'Helleu'
    black, white and red chalk
    17½ x 21½ in. (44.5 x 54.5 cm.)


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    Helleu often sketched his wife Alice and his children Ellen, Jean and Paulette, who appear in some of his most intimate and charming drawings. The present work shows the artist's daughter Ellen, whom he had drawn many times throughout her childhood, and who is represented here on the brink of maturity, with all the elegance of one of Helleu's society sitters.

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