Count Albert De Belleroche

Olympia de la Fontaine

?exhibited 1904

Artist
Count Albert De Belleroche 1864–1944
Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 146 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Count William de Belleroche, the artist's son 1955
Reference
T00003

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00003 OLYMPIA DE LA FONTAINE (?) c. 1904
 
Not inscribed.
Oil on panel, 5 3/4×4 1/2 (15×12).
Presented by the artist's son Count William de Belleroche 1955.
Exh: (?) Salon d'Automne, Paris, 1904 (? 79, as ‘Tête de femme (face)’); Arthur Tooth & Sons, January–February 1955 (25).
Repr: Connaissance des Arts, No.40, June 1955, p.25.

Possibly among the group of works exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1904. Two drawings of the same model were included in the retrospective exhibition of Belleroche's drawings at the Leicester Galleries, May–June 1954 (4 and 14; one repr. Sketch, 21 April 1954, p.351). Olympia de la Fontaine was a well-known Paris model who also posed for Degas.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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