Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963
Fréjus - Idea for the Floor Decoration for the Cocteau Chapel. c.1960/61.
Original drawing in blue/purple felt-pen. c.1960/61. Signed in green felt-pen with
the monogram ‘JC’ and inscribed ‘Fréjus’.
Provenance: Cocteau Estate. FM Private Collection USA.
In the late 1950’s Cocteau started to decorate the Fréjus Chapel dedicated to the
'Knights of the Sepulchre' with wall-paintings, stained glass and a richly patterned floor. This drawing is a preliminary idea forpart of the floor or w2all decoration scheme.
On heavy cream wove watercolour paper. Excellent condition.
Sheet: 536 x 360mm.
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