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

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

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