Ellen Helleu (1887 - ca. 1942) is the artist and Alice Louis-Guérin (born ca. 1870)'s eldest daughter. In 1911, Ellen marries Emile Orosdi. This work is listed in the archives of the Amis de Paul-César Helleu under the reference DE-854.
- foxing barely visible in the background
- restored old tears (not visible to naked eye) : from the top (middle) to the woman on the left's hair
- two small wears on the left head : nose and cheek
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