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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.030
Title Portrait de Madeleine Dolley (Le Noeud Bleu)
Artist Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Date n.d.
Description Portrait of Miss Madeleine Dolley, a French comedian stage actress, as her character, Madeleine Granval in Le Ruisseau from 1907; 3/4ths length view; she is gazing directly at the viewer; she has blue eyes and her hair is pinned up; she is wearing a large and wide blue brimmed hat, a ring on her right hand, a necklace, and a dress; her right hand rests on her chin, while her left arm is draped across her lap; her right leg is crossed over her left
Object Name Print
Material Ink (Black and Color); Medium Weight Paper
Technique Etching/ Dry Point Etching
Dimensions H-55.2 W-33.5 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.
Signed Name Helleu
Signed Name Location Lower Left
Additional Inscriptions and Marks back, in pencil: Tuati? || Portrait de Madelaine Dully [misspelled] || Warren || 1 1/4 || 22 89 - 23 on oak || R 20 1/4 - [rest torn] [Odile says there are other portraits of this lady. She recognized the face. (Odile Veltz, Conservateur adjoint musée Maurice Rollinat, France, 1996)]
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Front and Back
Inscriptions and Marks upper left: #2330
lower left: Helleu a Mm Charlotte Warren
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Dolley, Madeleine
Notes n.d.
Related Publications Montesquiou, Robert De. "XL. Le Noeud Bleu." In Paul Helleu, Peintre Et Graveur. Paris: H. Floury, 1913.

"Le Ruisseau Par Pierre Wolff." L'Illustration Théâtrale, no. No. 59 (1907): 33.
"Madeleine Granval (Mlle Madeleine Dolley). || Pointe sèche de Helleu."