Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963

Muse du Cinéma. The Muse of the Cinema, 1959

1959

Original drawing in soft pencil, with additional inscriptions in blue ballpoint. 1959. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed by Cocteau: ‘ Salut à la 10e Muse du Cinéma - Encore une muse belle et féroce’ (Salutations to the 10th Muse of the Cinema - Another beautiful and forceful muse). Provenance: The Studio of the Artist. US private collection. Note: This drawing was probably executed as a design for the cover of cinema festival programme.

On smooth light cream wove paper. Excellent condition; very slight paper handling marks. Sheet: 210 x 136mm. 8 ¼ x 5 3/8 ins.

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