Description

    JEAN COCTEAU (French, 1889-1963)
    Seated Nude, 1954
    Crayon and pastel on paper
    14-7/8 x 11 inches (37.8 x 27.9 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and dated lower left: Jean / 1954

    The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Madame Annie Guédras.

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    By descent to the artist's nephew;
    Private collection, San Francisco, California, acquired from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Owl Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Cocteau Drawings and Ceramics," 1984.


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be minor toning along extreme right edge; two spots of discoloration on right side of figure's torso, possibly water stains; several scattered spots of foxing throughout; otherwise, no apparent condition issues. Framed Dimensions 24.625 X 20.75 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    10th Wednesday
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