This series of images at the Historical Photographs of China (HPC) shows the studio of the Russian émigré artist Victor Podgoursky, located on the ground floor of the Bearn Apartments, at 6 Avenue Dubail. Some of the photos in this contemporary set show the charactestic cornice pattern, like in the images above and below, showing the Citroën showroom, located in the same part of the building.
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All images: Malcolm Rosholt, 1940, collected and exhibited at the HPC.
The identity of the woman in the photographs remains unknown...