Portrait of an Unknown Little Girl with a Poodle (Pastel)

Bust-length portrait of a dark-haired little girl dressed in white, her face turned quizzically to the left, and holding a toy poodle under its neck. Pastel on paper, signed upper right, 51 x 41 cm.

Sale: Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 3rd, 2021, Daguerre, 1880-1980, Estampes, Dessins, Tableaux, Mobilier & Objets d’art, Tapis, Tapisseries, provenant principalement d’un appartement de la rue des Belles-Feuilles, Lot 60, ‘Jeune enfant et son chien.’ Estimate EUR 200-300. Unsold

This pastel is evidently different from the photograph of the oil in the artist’s albums. Notwithstanding the pastel is clearly signed on the upper right, it appears on a green curtain, none of which is visible on the photograph, but the curtain covers the left shoulder of the child.