Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963

Femme en Bonnet de Mariage. 1956.

1956

Original drawing in soft pencil and three colours of crayon. Signed and dated 1956 in pencil.
Provenance: Cocteau Estate. FM Private Collection USA.

A Study for the famous wall-painting in the Menton Town Hall ‘Salle des Mariages’.The close-fitting bonnet was a part of the traditional dress of the Menton women, derived from the 19th century but worn in the 1950's on celebration occasions such as marriages.

On light cream drawing paper.
Sheet: 268 x 210mm. 

Price: £4,500 (approx $5,985) (approx €5.130)
 
 
 
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