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Paul César Helleu

Portrait de Lucette

Paul César Helleu

Paul César Helleu

Portrait de Lucette

Portrait de Lucette

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Paul César Helleu

French

1859 - 1927

Portrait de Lucette


signed Helleu (lower left and lower right)

pastel on linen

sheet: 31⅞ by 25⅜ in.; 81 by 64.5 cm

framed: 38⅜ by 31½ in.; 97.4 by 80 cm


We are grateful to Les Amis de Paul-César Helleu for confirming the authenticity of this work, which appears in their archives as APCH PA-1988.

The surface is in good overall condition and the colors remain fresh. Likely always housed under glass.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Madame Luce Poisson, Paris
Private collection (by descent from the above)
Sale: Christie's, London, 14 June 1996, lot 57
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Bergeret-Gourbin and Imhoff, Paul Helleu 1859-1927, Honfleur, Musée Eugène Boudin, Alençon, 1993, p. 53, cat. 82
Honfleur, Musée Eugène Boudin, Paul Helleu (1859-1927), 3 July - 4 October 1993, no. 83
Helleu made two pastel portraits of a woman identified as Lucette, possibly the work's first owner, Luce Poisson, here in profile wearing a gray cloche. The present work was executed in 1913.