Sale 15BP01 | Lot 225

COCTEAU, JEAN Dessin pour Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
COCTEAU, JEAN  Dessin pour Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde

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Lot 225
COCTEAU, JEAN Dessin pour Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde. Pen and ink drawing on paper (a sheet imprinted with the logo of the Caf...
. Pen and ink drawing on paper (a sheet imprinted with the logo of the Cafe Haussmann on the verso), 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (32 x 24 cm), signed ("Jean") with a presentation inscription by Jean Cocteau to Cecil Beaton (l.r.), titled in his hand at the head, dated 1934-35. Some lightstain, matted and framed.
Cocteau's play Oedipe-roi. Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde premiered at the Theatre Antoine in 1937. Cocteau used the rather fine paper from Cafe Haussmann menus in other works of this period.
Provenance:
Christie's London Cecil Beaton sale June 10, 1980, lot 393 (illustrated)


C Estate of William W. Appleton

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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