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Prestige Collection: Modern & Impressionist

Fri, Nov 10, 2023 10:00AM EST - Thu, Nov 16, 2023 02:00PM EST
Lot 251

Jean Cocteau, Attributed: A ma chere Florence

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Jean Cocteau (French, 1889-1963) Attributed: A ma chere Florence de tout coeur, 1961. Crayon on paper, signed upper right with dedication and date, verso is stamped "Forestal Collection" Nice (France). Unframed. This drawing is accompanied by a document declaring the transfer of ownership in a 2004 sale.

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor.

10.5 x 7.75 inches paper.

Provenance as reported by the previous owner: Grazzian Gallery, Antibes Juan les Pins, France; Michel Meyer, Tarnow Poland; 2004; Private collection, Los Angelas, USA; Private Estate, North Carolina, USA.

Condition

Good condition overall, paper is toned; crayon is slightly faded; lower left corner is creased with small amount of paper loss; upper right corner rounded.

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