Le Noeud Bleu (The Hat with the Blue Bow). c. 1905. Drypoint printed in four colors (black, brown, blue, red). Montesquieu 40. 21 x 13 (sheet 21/1/4x 13 1/4). Edition 80, # 6. Slight paper rub below the bottom plate mark, outside the image; otherwise excellent condition. A fine impression with subtle colors. Signed in pencil. This portrait of Miss Madeleine Dolley, a dancer from the Folies-Bergere, is one of Helleu's most delightful images.
Madeleine Dolley was a famous beauty and comedienne.