When we mention the name Helleu we should think of an era, the Belle Époque from the end of the 19th century, the sophisticated society until the First World War.
Lady with hat, dry needle etching in colour made circa 1900 by Paul César Helleu. Dim. 33.7 x 57 cm. Frame included.
About the Artist
Paul-Cesar Helleu was a French painter known for his portraits of women during the Bell Époque. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts at age 16. He met Claude Monet and John Singer Sargent at the Second Impressionist Exhibition that same year and was immediately struck by their work. He developed a close relation with John Singer Sargent. Soon, Helleu became one of the most respected artists of the Edwardian era, resulting in honorary memberships of multiple art societies. His work can be found in many museums all over the world.