Paul Cesar Helleu

1859-1927
French

This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau.  measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors.  Printed on a heavy wove type paper.  Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

$2450.00

This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit.  This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border.  This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.  

$2650.00

This is a fine hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  This portrait is of the artist's daughter Ellen.  Created and printed in 1897 this etching measures 13X12 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower left border.  Printed in a sepia toned ink and some touches of hand coloring.

$2850.00

This is a fine drypoint etching by French artist of the Belle Epoque, Paul Cesar Helleu.  This portrait: Élégante au grand Chapeau et à la Fourrure, (Elegant woman with a large Hat and Fur)  Was created and printed in 1907, pencil signed and published by "Bischoff and Hofle Munchen, 1907"  blind stamped in the lower right border.  The image measures  a platemark of 21 1/2X13 1/2 inches.  Printed in a warmtoned ink with hand coloring added.  This is a very rare example of his drypoint portraits.  We were unable to find any other examples of this image in galleries or museums.  Framed.

$2850.00

This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  It is identified as Elegante au Chapeau, created and printed C. 1900 in a small edition.  The image measures 15 3/4X11 1/8 inches. Twice  signed in pencil lower left border and lower left within the platemark.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper with the Helleu watermark. Richly inked burr still evident.  

$1650.00

This is a fine large drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  This portrait of a Woman is an unsigned proof.  The image measures 20X16 inches.  On a thick wove type sheet.  Identified on the back of the sheet as the work of Helleu.  It was created and printed circa 1910.  Very fine condition.  

$775.00