Jean Cocteau (French, 1892-1963) Colette
Lot 69
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Colette
Sold for £6,240 (US$ 10,386) inc. premium
Lot Details
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963)
Colette
signed 'Jean Cocteau' (lower right) and inscribed 'Colette a Palais Royal' (upper right), pencil
26 x 20cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Le Salon des Peintres du Spectacle, 1995
    Bruxelles, Musee D'Ixelles, 1991
    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1989, no.487

    Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) was an artistic collaborator of Cocteau from the 1920s and author of Gigi, later turned into the 1958 musical starring Maurice Chevalier. By the mid-1920s she was seen as France's greatest female writer, and was possibly romantically involved with the actress Josephine Baker (see lot 1). Having started her career acting in the Parisian music halls, she had a relationships with Matilde de Mornay (her co-star in the 1909 production of Rêve d'Égypte) and the writer Gabrielle d'Annunzio.
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