Paul César Helleu. Lucy Louis Guérin, engraving


Paul César HELLEU (1859-1927)

Lucy Louis Guérin on Sofa

Dry-point signed with pencil lower right.

Annotation on verso by Lucy Lous Guérin, the artist’s sister in law

Painter, pastel artist, engraver, ceramic artist, sketcher. Student of Gérôme at the School of Fine Arts. Important figure in Parisian life. He left memorable testimonies of the 1900s and society described by Marcel Proust. His worldy effigies, feminine silhouettes, sporting scenes from the elegant world are among the most accurate images of France’s Golden Era (Extract from Bénézit)

Condition report : Minor foxing above face.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Subject height in cm : 20 cm
  • Leaf height in cm : 20 cm
  • Leaf width in cm : 37 cm
  • Frame height in cm : 34 cm
  • Frame width in cm : 51 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014120579