Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

In the Garden, c. 1913


SKU: 10863

Black crayon on paper

8 1/3 x 5 9/10 (21 x 15 cm)


Height – 21cm x Width – 15cm

1 in stock


The Artist’s own collection

Albert de Belleroche seldom exhibited his drawings. He was also accustomed to sketching straight onto the lithographic stone, rather than working from preparatory drawings, so his pencil and crayon works become all the more significant as a result of their rarity. 

This is likely to be the a view of Belleroche’s garden at 46 West End Lane, London. The artist moved to West Hampstead in 1912, shortly after his marriage to Julie Emilie Visseaux. They lived here for six years in a large detached house called Glencairn’. 

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Albert de Belleroche
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1864 - 1944

Although born in Wales, he was the son of the Marquis de Belleroche, of one of the most ancient French noble families who, being Huguenots, had fled to England in 1685. In 1871, following the death of his father, he moved back to Paris with his family. After he had finished school there, he studied at the studio of Carolus Duran, and spent long hours copying at the Paris museums. He soon became familiar with the leading painters and intellectuals of the day, and became a founder member of the Salon d’Automne, exhibiting alongside the Impressionists and associating with Emile Zola, Oscar Wilde, Albert Moore, Renoir, Degas, Helleu and Toulouse-Lautrec. Toulouse-Lautrec and Belleroche were exact contemporaries, who first met at the age of eighteen. Belleroche painted Toulouse-Lautrec’s portrait and shared with him a passion for the model Lili, who epitomised the Belle Epoch aesthetic of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most celebrated posters. Lili became Belleroche’s favourite model and mistress. In 1882 Belleroche also met the already acclaimed American painter John Singer Sargent, who recognised Belleroche’s talent and empathised with his free drawing style and sensitivity to light. They became life-long friends. Sargent’s handling of pastel was a great inspiration to Belleroche, while Belleroche’s sensitivity to tone and creation of form through the modeling of light exerted a strong influence on Sargent. In 1900, Belleroche became fascinated by the medium of lithography and by 1905 he was a leading figure in the field of lithographic portraiture. A.M. Hind, a former keeper of prints at the British Museum, described his works in lithography as “amongst the greatest achievements of the craft since its discovery.”

He held commercial exhibitions at the Goupil Gallery (1903), Graves, London (1906), Colnaghi’s (1941) and Walker Gallery, London (1942). As however he had no need to live from his art, he rarely took on commissioned portraits, instead choosing models and sitters who interested him. This in part – though not entirely – explains why he is so little known. A room in the MusŽ e D’Orange is dedicated to Belleroche. He was the subject of numerous publications during his lifetime, and in 2001 the San Diego Museum of Art organised an exhibition and produced a catalogue entitled The Rival of Painting: the Lithographs of Albert Belleroche.


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Landscape with Church


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Man Resting Against Tree


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Reclining nude, knee raised


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Standing nude


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Nude seated side-ways on a chair, three quarters rear view


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Boxing Club de France, 1900


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Model in stockings seated on an armchair, profile view


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Figure sleeping, face averted


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Standing female nude, leaning forward, three quarter rear view


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Rear view of a model leaning forward with her arms resting on a ledge


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Model posed kneeling with her left leg slightly raised


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Rear view of a model reclining


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Portrait study of a woman seated atop a bench


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Study of roses, viewed from behind


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Study of arms and hands


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Lavinia in a large hat, circa 1915
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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Half length portrait of young woman wearing a broad fitting torque with large bow, circa 1900


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Bust length profile portrait of a man with a moustache, circa 1890


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Still life with biscuit tin, circa 1890


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

L’Atelier, Hampstead, circa 1912


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Still life of kitchen utensils, circa 1890


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Trial proof – Chauffeuse


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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Portrait of an Artist in a wide brimmed hat, early 1900’s
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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)



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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)

Seated Woman with harp behind, circa 1890