9 pages in all, various sizes, eight autograph envelopes addressed to Lady Michelham at the "Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo", five letters on letterheaded paper ("Santo-Sospir St. Jean Cap-Ferrat), three letters with drawings (including two large profile portraits in crayon and one drawing of a snail in ink), Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 11 September 1956 to 12 January 1959. Included in this lot are four additional ink drawings of women, two signed by Cocteau ("Jean").
Lady Berthe Michelham (née Capel), the daughter of Arthur Joseph Capel, a British shipping merchant, was the sister of "Boy" Capel, famous for being a long-time lover and muse of fashion designer Coco Chanel. Berthe married Herman Alfred Stern, 2nd Baron Michelham.
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