La Belle et la Bete / Beauty and the Beast (1946) Studio Still Photographs, French
2 black and white single-weight glossy silver gelatin Studio Still Photographs
Unframed: 8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm) and 10 x 8 in. (25 x 20 cm)
Framed: 13½x 15½in. (34.3 x 39.4 cm) and 15½x 13½in. 39.4 x 34.3 cm)
To view shipping calculator, please click here
Both conservation framed with UV plexiglass
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's novel, La Belle et la Bête, was published in France in 1740. In 1946 Jean Cocteau adapted the book into its first feature film. Cocteau's artistic vision created a stunning feast for the eyes, with extraordinary sets, costumes and visual effects. The film is considered a masterpiece of French cinema. The film and original story have gone on to be re-made in animation and live action features. It's most recent incarnation was a live action film in 2017.
The first of these two photographs show Bell, Josette Dya with the Beast, Jean Marais, and the other just the Beast.