Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963
Partie de Rugby. A Game of Rugby. 1956.
Original drawing in coloured chalks. 1956. Signed 'Jean' and dated 1956 in red chalk.
With a certificate from Mme Guedras expert for the works of Jean Cocteau. (No 5551C)
Note: See illustration in 'Jean Cocteau Poesie Graphique', Jacques Damase, Brussels 1987, page 55.
Provenance: Jean Cocteau Estate. Inherited by Édouard Dermit (who inherited the whole contents of Cocteau’s studio). Purchased from Dermit by American private collector. To William Weston Gallery from that collector.
On smooth light pale cream wove paper from a sketchbook. Generally excellent condition. Sheet: 410 x 538mm. Image (approx): 262 x 487mm.
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