Plaque: Portrait of a Woman by Paul César Helleu

The plaque shows a contemporary lady outdoors with a background in the Japanese manner.

Details

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
67 x 36.5 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Private vendor

It seems to be influenced by the work of Manet (who exhibited a series of ladies against decorative backgrounds in the 1880s) and Tissot (who depicted the everyday life of Parisian women). Helleu worked for the ceramicist, Theodore Deck who re-created the Persian techniques of faience glazing which leads to a slightly blurred effect in the glaze.

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Provenance

Private collection; Christie's, 1995; private collection, London.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10.50)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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