Albert de Belleroche:
Seated nude (recto); au toilette (verso)
Unmounted (ref: 9176)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
The pose of this model, au toilette, is typical of the studies Belleroche made for his lithographic portraits:
Marx also fully acknowledged Belleroche's importance as painter-lithographer, writing in 1908: Belleroche holds a premier position in the current renaissance of lithography. No one since Eugene Carriere has equaled Belleroche's technique or his understanding of lithography. He is a master.... Indeed he is a painter-lithographer: he brings his subjects to life in moving light and shadows. His ink creates tones which reach the limits of the joyous and profound... His art, born in a daylight which is its own justification, is created from love." (Roger Marx, Peintres-lithographes Contemporains:Albert Belleroche Gazette des Beaux-Arts I, vol 39, 1908, p. 74).
Picture to reverse;