Jean Cocteau (French, 1892-1963) Honore de Balzac
Lot 63
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Honore de Balzac
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,330) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963)
Honore de Balzac
pen and ink
25 x 19.5cm (9 13/16 x 7 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Le Salon des Peintres du Spectacle, 1995

    Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was the author of La Comédie Humaine, a vast series of novels that remained unfinished on his death in 1850. His work is seen as a prime example of literary realism, influencing following generations of authors, from Henry James to Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert. Controversially sculpted by Rodin in 1898, Balzac's shadow lies heavily over early 20th century literature.
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