WONDERFUL ORIGINAL INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED COCTEAU DRAWING
COCTEAU, Jean. Original drawing signed. Venice: 1958. Single sheet of laid paper, 8 by 10 inches, handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 16 by 18-1/2 inches. $4500.
Fine, bold, and large original ink and red crayon drawing, signed “Jean Cocteau * 1958 Venise.” Additionally inscribed in French and signed, "Mystérieux dessin et amical souvenir [mysterious drawing and friendly souvenir] de Jean Cocteau à Jean Léger." Handsomely framed.
A beautiful, large original drawing by the French playwright, poet, avant garde film director, and artist Jean Cocteau. The drawing is that of a fantastical man-like creature, in black ink and red crayon. He has also embellished his signature with his characteristic asterisk mark.
Ink in the drawing somewhat faded. Signature and inscription bold and clear.