Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Self portrait
Lot 119
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Self portrait
Sold for £34,800 (US$ 56,865) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963)
Self portrait
signed, inscribed and dated 'Jean/*/Perpignan/15 Juillet/1948' (lower left), pencil
63 x 48cm (24 13/16 x 18 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Andre Bernard

    EXHIBITED:
    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Jean Cocteau, 1989, no. 489

    Following the success of 1946's La Belle et la Bête, Cocteau was to concentrate on cinematographic work for the next few years. Having moved to Milly-la-Forêt and written the screenplay for Orphée in 1947, the following year saw him working on an adaptation of Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas and Les Parents terribles and also the premiere of L'Aigle A Deux Têtes, all of which starred the dashing Jean Marais, with whom he was living at the time.
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