12 July 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927)
Madame Clarigny. Études de trois têtes
signed 'Helleu' (centre right)
pastel and charcoal on paper
24 7/8 x 17 in. (63.2 x 43.2 cm.)
Executed circa 1890s.
Paulette Howard-Johnston, the artist's daughter.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 7 April 2000, lot 187.
with Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Frédérique de Watrigant on the basis of a photograph. The present work is registered in the archives of the Association Les Amis de Paul-César Helleu as DE-1439.
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