05 février 2011

Jewellery Owned by Last Link to World of Proust and Monet for Sale at Bonhams, Edinburgh

Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette Howard-Johnston (née Helleu), who died in 2009 aged 104, was one of the 21st Century’s last links to the Belle Époque. Photo: Bonhams EDINBURGH.- Jewellery and silver belonging to the daughter of the famous French society painter Paul Cesar Helleu, one of the models for a central character in Marcel Proust’s monumental novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’ (sometimes known as ‘Remembrance of Things Past’),’ is to be auctioned at Bonhams in Edinburgh on 2 March. Born in Paris in 1904, Paulette... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2010

Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), four drypoints

Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), Jeune Femme les yeux baissés. photo Bonhams Drypoint in brown and black with touches of handcolouring and pencil additions, 1900, on wove, signed in brown pencil, annotated in an unidentified hand 'Epreuve Unique retouchée par l'artiste', a proof, with margins 394 x 295mm (15.5 x 11.6 in) (unframed) - Sold for £4,560 Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), Portrait of a young lady wearing a feathered hat. photo Bonhams Drypoint, printed in colours, on wove, with the Estampes... [Lire la suite]
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