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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.021
Title Ellen Helleu
Artist Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Date n.d.
Description Standing portrait of Ellen Helleu at age 10; she is turned 3/4ths to her left, but she gazes over to her right; her hair is curled and pinned up; she wears a black cloth necklace and a dress; her left and right hands rest on an object

Object Name Print
Technique Etching/ Dry Point Etching
Dimensions H-35.3 W-22.9 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Additional Inscriptions and Marks back, in pencil: 60 AMR
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Front and Back
Inscriptions and Marks upper left: #21
lower left: 1ne Epreuve
lower center: Ellen Helleu ["Oldest daughter of Helleu. Paulette, next in line" (Odile Veltz, Conservateur adjoint musée Maurice Rollinat, France, 1996)] || Ailee a 10
lower right: Amice? [tired out? (Odile Veltz, Conservateur adjoint musée Maurice Rollinat, France, 1996)]
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Helleu-Orosdi, Ellen, 1887-c.1942
Notes n.d.