PORTRAIT BY HENRY DE GROUX (1867-1930), lithograph, head and shoulders, signed and titled below the image by the artist Henry de Groux, numbered 15, extremely fine, 16½ x 12 in (41.9 x 30.5 cm).
A fine image, thought to have been executed in the year of Baudelaire's death. Henry de Grouxwas noted early in his career for his visionary painted portraits of Napoleon, Baudelaire, Wagner and Zola. Later, as a sculptor, he created a controversial pantheon of great artists including Beethoven, Dante, Tolstoy, Debussy and, again, Baudelaire. De Groux at times had a reputation for obsessive psychological penetration, almost to the extent of being Expressionist in style.