Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 289

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
"THE LOVERS" COCTEAU, JEAN. Graphite drawing, Signed and with holograph title, "Les Amants / (Mourlot) / Jean Cocteau / [asterisk]," in pencil, showing two sailors in an embrace. Inscribed at lower right. 10 1/2x8 1/4 inches; remnants of hinging at upper corners verso. Np, nd

Additional Details

The distinctive hats of the bare-chested sailors suggest that one sailor is French and the other American.
Provenance: From the collection of William A. Emboden.