• Élégante

    by Paul César Helleu

    Referenced in the archives of the Amis de Paul-César Helleu under the n° 4338. Authenticated by Mrs. Howard-Johnston in 1988. In this elegant drawing, Paul César Helleu has rapidly drawn this stylishly attired woman using his signature loose gestural draughtmanship. This looseness and ease of depiction suggests that the work was finished in situ, rather than through a series of studies, which is how Helleu preferred to work. Although this drawing was clearly composed rapidly, Helleu has taken careful care in depicting the sitter’s fashionable furbelowed dress and  hat with jaunty feathers. Additionally, he has delicately rendered her up to date makeup and hairstyle by judicious application of colour. Paul César Helleu has created an exquisite drawing of a society lady; his trademark. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 70.00 cms x 48.00 cms /27.56 ins x 18.90 ins x 0.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Crayon on paper
  • This beautiful portrait study shows the artist’s skill and his mastery of the trios crayons technique of using just three colours of chalk, black red and white, to capture his sitters so brilliantly. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 59.69 cms x 75.56 cms /23.50 ins x 29.75 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right and inscribed MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
  • Portrait of a Woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    Paul César Helleu has created an exquisite drawing of a his eldest daughter, Ellen, at rest on her dainty chair. Ellen was born in 1887. Therefore date of this work is probably between 1905 and 1910. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 30.25 ins / 52.07 x 76.84 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: White, black and red pastel on buff paper
  • Clair De Lune, Gerberoy, 1910

    by Henri Eugene Augustin Le Sidaner

    Henri Le Sidaner was a French painter best known for his Intimiste—or intimate portrayals of domestic interiors using Impressionist techniques—depictions of quiet street corners and gardens. Sidaner utilized uneven, dappled brushstrokes to create atmospheric and glowing light in his paintings. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 26.7 x 35.6 cm/10.5 x 14.0 ins MEDIUM: Oil on panel
  • Still Life, 1923

    by Jacques Martin-Ferrières

    Jacques Martin-Ferrières painted mostly still life works and landscape scenes, often travelling to a variety of places and painting everywhere he went. Dimensions: (unframed) 65.5 x 86.4 cm/25.8 x 34.0 ins Signature: Signed 'Martin Ferrieres' (lower right) Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Georges Stein is considered a Paris Boulevard painter and watercolourist from the French school. Georges Stein’s paintings are filled with movement, colour, and atmosphere depicting the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets. Dimensions: (unframed) 48.3 x 73.7 cm/19.0 x 29.0 ins Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Rue Royal, Madeleine

    by Edouard Leon Cortes

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.0 x 22.0 in./ 45.7 x 55.9 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Near Rouen, 1910

    by Robert Antoine Pinchon

    Robert Antoine Pinchonwas a French Post-Impressionist painter known for his depictions of ports, bridges, and rolling countryside. Born on July 1, 1886 in Rouen, France, his father was a playwright and close friend of the famed writer Guy de Mauspassant, who encouraged Pinchon to explore art as a youth. He began his studies at the Lycée Pierre-Corneille in Rouen in 1901, where he met both Marcel Duchamp and Pierre Dumont. Pinchon participated in the Salon d’Automne in 1907, where he and his contemporaries were lauded as the second group of talented artists to emerge after French Impressionists such as Claude Monet. In 1914, Pinchon was called to serve in World War I, where he was wounded several times being taken as a prisoner of war by Germany. The artist managed to escape captivity and returned to Rouen in 1918. He went on to reestablish his career, and exhibited works alongside Pierre Bonnard and Albert Marquet, among others. Pinchon died on January 3, 1943 in Bois-Guillaume, France. Today, many of his paintings are held in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 61.0 x 81.3 cm/24.0 x 32.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left / titled on original label verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Most of Blanche's works were done in Giverny (where the family home was based) from 1883 to 1897. Here she painted alongside Claude Monet and became Monet's assistant and pupil, often carrying his easel and his canvases on a wheel barrow. Monet enquired in 1884, when Blanche was 19, "Has Blanche been painting, and has she been making progress?" She painted landscapes with trees such as pines and poplars, and meadows along the Risle river. In the 1920s, she also painted on several occasions at Georges Clemenceau's property in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard (Vendée department) in the west of France - paintings of the garden, house and the Atlantic Ocean. After Monet's death, she remained in Giverny and continued painting. DIMENSIONS: (unframed)54.1 x 81.5 cm/21.3 x 32.1 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Although Moret and his family were from Normandy it was Brittany that held a life-long fascination for the artist.  Moret worked there and in the coastal villages and islands along the south coast of Brittany, painting in Douelan, Clohar and Belle Ile and on Graix and on the remote island of Ouessant on the western tip of Brittany. Moret sought out the local fisherman and farmers, painting the landscape and rocky coastline of this remote and desolate area. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 54.4 x 81.0 cm/21.4 x 31.9 ins SIGNATURE: Signed 'Henry Moret' and dated (lower left); titled (verso) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Gelée Blanche à Crozant

    by Armand Guillaumin

    Noted for their intense colours, Guillaumin's paintings are represented in major museums around the world. He is best remembered for his landscapes of Paris, the Creuse département, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l'Estérel near the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. Guillaumin was called the leader of the École de Crozant, a diverse group of painters who came to depict the landscape in the region of the Creuse around the village of Crozant. One of these depictions, titled Landscape in Crozant, is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago. His bust is in the square near the village church. Dimensions: (unframed) 65.5 x 81.3 cm/25.8 x 32.0 ins Signature: Signed 'Guillaumin' (lower left) Medium: Oil on canvas Literature: The Comité Guillaumin (Dominique Fabiani, Stéphanie Chardeau-Botteri, Jacques de la Béraudière) will include this work in their forthcoming second volume of the Guillaumin catalogue raisonné.
  • Portrait of a Woman, C.1888

    by Giovanni Boldini

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)8.0 x 6.0 ins/ 20.3 x 15.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Haystacks, 1907

    by Armand Guillaumin

    Noted for their intense colours, Guillaumin's paintings are represented in major museums around the world. He is best remembered for his landscapes of Paris, the Creuse département, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l'Estérel near the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. Guillaumin was called the leader of the École de Crozant, a diverse group of painters who came to depict the landscape in the region of the Creuse around the village of Crozant. One of these depictions, titled Landscape in Crozant, is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago. His bust is in the square near the village church. Dimensions: (unframed) 21.3 x 28.5 ins/ 54.1 x 72.4 cm Signature: Signed 'Guillaumin' (lower left); dated (verso) Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Lucien Pissarro was a French born Neo-Impressionist painter that spent much of his life living in England as a British citizen. Employing short brushstrokes and a muted palette, Pissarro created light-filled depictions of the British countryside and stunning portraits. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.0 x 15.0 in./ 45.7 x 38.1 cm SIGNATURE: Signed with a monogram and dated (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas