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Orphée by Jean Cocteau

Orphée by Jean Cocteau

Sylvan Cole Gallery

Ink on paper


Sheet Size: 18.8 x 11.6 cm


Condition: Pristine

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A BEAUTIFUL, EARLY, AND UTTERLY FASCINATING DRAWING BY JEAN COCTEAU, based on his tragedy “Orphée” (1925-1926, published in 1927). In 1950 he turned Orphée into a movie starring Jean Marais, the love of his life.

The drawing is a birthday gift, dedicated to “Moumousse”, the one he prefers “à tout autre”. While Cocteau never made much effort to hide his homosexuality, he was often discreet about naming his lovers.

On good wove paper.

In excellent condition.


The Artist

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmaker.
He was born in Maisons-Laffitte, a small village near Paris. His father, a lawyer and amateur painter, committed suicide when Cocteau was just nine.

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