Count Albert De Belleroche

Olympia de la Fontaine

?exhibited 1904

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Count Albert De Belleroche 1864–1944
Oil paint on wood
Support: 146 × 114 × 45 mm
frame: 290 × 255 × 55 mm
Presented by Count William de Belleroche, the artist's son 1955

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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