JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
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JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

Visage ovale

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JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Visage ovale
signed, dated and inscribed 'Villefranche/Jean Cocteau 58' (along the lower edge), marked and numbered 'Edition originale/de Jean Cocteau/Atelier Madeline-Jolly/8/15' (underneath)
terracotta plate with coloured ceramic crayons
length: 15 in. (38 cm.)
Conceived in 1958 and executed in a numbered edition of 15
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 5 December 2002, lot 172.
Private collection, United Kingdom, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 25 November 2009, lot 73.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
A. Guédras, Jean Cocteau céramiques, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1989, no. 240, p. 258 (another version illustrated p. 154).
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
We are grateful to Catherine Madeline for her help in cataloguing and confirming the authenticity of this work.

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