Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Un couple élégant
Lot 13AR
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Prestige des hôtels
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,151) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963)
Prestige des hôtels
signed 'Jean' (lower right) and inscribed 'Projet pour Le Grand Ecart' (verso)
pen, black ink and crayon on paper
33.5 x 26cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/4in).
Executed circa 1925-1926

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    The artist's estate.
    Purchased from the above by the present owner.

    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Madame Annie Guédras.

    This work was drawn in preparation for the illustrated edition of Cocteau's novel Le Grand Ecart, published by Librarie Stock, Paris, in 1926. First published in 1923, Le Grand Ecart was Cocteau's first novel, distinguished by the author from Thomas l'Imposteur, published the same month, which he described simply as a 'story'. Both books, and indeed Cocteau's later illustrations to them, reflect a classicizing tendency and a rejection of the extreme avant-garde current following the First World War. This movement towards a 'return to order', seen most obviously with artists such as Picasso and Derain, came to be so-named after Cocteau's 1926 collection of essays Le Rappel à l'Ordre.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
AR Artists Resale Right

Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.

Contacts
  1. Ruth Woodbridge (nee Graham)
    Specialist - Impressionist and Modern Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5816
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7434
Similar Items