12 July 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927)
Portrait de Alice, la femme de l'artiste
signed 'Helleu' (lower right)
pastel and charcoal on canvas
33 ½ x 27 ¼ in. (85 x 69.2 cm.)
Executed circa 1890s,
Max Hevesi, Oxfordshire, 1930's.
Acquired from the above by Mrs. J. G. Whittingham, Witney, Oxfordshire, in the 1940's.
And thence by descent.
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 BDD 6144.
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