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.
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