Albert de Belleroche:
Woman sleeping, 1894
Unmounted (ref: 5589)
Signed with initials and dated
9 x 11 1/2 in. (23 x 29.5 cm.)
Tags: Albert de Belleroche drawing women
Provenance: the artist's studio; William de Belleroche; private collection
his works are diverse ... they celebrate foremost the womanhood of our
time ... These are thoroughly modern works which capture brief, reverent
moments of joy, tenderness and wonder, much like the works of Sargent,
Helleu or Besnard.Belleroche's portraits of woman are iconographic'
(RogerMarx, 'Peintres-lithographes Contemporains: Albert
Belleroche', Gazette des Beaux-Arts I, vol.39, 1908,p.74).
with Paul Helleu, Belleroche produced some of the most evocative images
of belle-Èpoque women of his generation.