Paul César Helleu

French , 1859 - 1927

Paul César Helleu was born in Vannes in 1859. Helleu was a master interpreter of feminine elegance and grace at the turn of the century. He studied art at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Gerome. By 1885, Helleu had produced his first drypoint engravings and lithographs. He gained a strong international following in the United States and Britain.

He was a member of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Engravers and the Societaire de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He was decorated by the French Government with the Legion d’honneur in 1904. Fine print dealer, Edmond Sagot commissioned posters from Paul Helleu when he opened a shop in Paris in 1881. Helleu executed a few hundred drypoint portraits, but no catalogue raisonné exists of these works. Of these prints, the edition sizes were not recorded, but they varied from five to as many as a hundred.
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Portrait de Madame Chéruit assise, chapeau à noeud de ruban

ca. 1900

Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art

$2,200 - $5,500

"Meditation"

1894

Georgina Kelman :: Works on Paper

$2,200 - $5,500

Tête de Femme au Chignon

1905

Armstrong Fine Art

Under $2,200

Le Noeud Bleu (The Hat with the Blue Bow)

c. 1905

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

$2,200 - $5,500

La Duchesse de Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt.

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

Price upon request

Miss Taylor

1900

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request