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Paul César Helleu. 1859-1927.

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Le Noeud Bleu (The Hat with the Blue Bow). c. 1905. Drypoint printed in four colors (black, brown, blue, red). Montesquieu 40. 21 x 13 (sheet 21/1/4x 13 1/4). Edition 80, # 6. A fine impression with subtle colors. Signed in pencil. Housed in a classic 28 1/2 x 21 1/2 -inch gold leaf frame with an archival French mat. $4,000.

This portrait of Miss Madeleine Dolley, a famous beauty, comedienne, and dancer from the Folies-Bergėre, is one of Helleu's most delightful images.

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