Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800

JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

Madeleine aux joli yeux louchons.
Pen and ink on Renage wove paper. 210x268 mm; 8 1/4x10 1/2 inches. Initialed in pen and ink, lower left recto. Circa 1960.

A portrait of artist Marie Madeleine Jolly (1914-1963), who hosted Cocteau in her ceramics workshop, Atelier Madeline-Jolly in Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France from 1957 until his death. Under her guidance, Cocteau became a prolific ceramicist, creating more than 300 works at the workshop.

Provenance: Collection of William Emboden; acquired by current owner, private collection, California.