12 July 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Paul Cesar Helleu (French, 1859-1927)
Mademoiselle Conquis, étude de têtes
signed 'Helleu' (lower left)
black, red and white chalk on paper
13 ½ x 20 in. (34.3 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed circa 1890s.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 February 1999, lot 85.
with Richard Green, London.
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-739.
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