JEAN COCTEAU | LE PISSEUR
1889 - 1963
pencil on paper
Unframed 26.7 by 20.4cm., 10½ by 8 in.
Framed 40.6 by 34 cm
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Annie Guédras.
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Executed on tracing paper, not laid down and attached to the mount along the lower edge. There are a number of flattened creases to the sheet the most notable of which is a vertical crease running along the back of the figure. There are four tiny nicks to the upper edge of the sheet and some handling marks to the upper part of the right edge. There are some minor spots of foxing. This work is in overall good condition.
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