1889 - 1963
EROTIQUE - FAUNE
signed Je Cocteau *, dated 57 (lower right) and inscribed Lys et l'un de vous tous pour l'ingénuité (upper right)
coloured crayons on paper
sheet: 42 by 33cm., 16½ by 13in.
framed: 60.8 by 51cm., 23⅞ by 20⅛in.
Executed in 1957.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, the sheet is hinged to the mount at the upper edge. The left edge is perforated as the sheet has been removed from a sketchbook, there are some historic folds and losses to these perforations. There is a small tear to the sheet at the lower edge, largely not visible in the present mount. There are some minor spots of foxing to the sheet, predominantly in the upper section of the left edge. There are some minor scuffs and creases to the sheet elsewhere, only visible upon close inspection. The work is in overall good condition.
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.
Galerie Bert, Paris
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Annie Guédras.