1889 - 1963
ÉROTIQUE - FAUNE
signed Jean Cocteau * (lower left)
pencil and coloured crayons on paper
sheet: 42 by 33 cm., 16½ by 13in.
framed: 60.6 by 51.2cm., 23⅞ by 20⅛in.
Executed circa 1958.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid donw, the sheet is hinged to the mount along the upper edge. The left edge of the sheet is perforated as it has been removed from a sketchbook, and there is some historic folding and losses to these perforations. There are a number of tiny creases to the extreme edges. There are a small number of tiny spots of foxing to the sheet. The work is in overall good condition.
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Galerie Bert, Paris
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Annie Guédras.