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Lot 0060
Colored chalk on wove drawing paper, portrait of a man in profile, attributed* to Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). Signed and dated 1960, lower right corner. 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Hinge remnants from previous framing on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Removed from frame for inspection and shipping.

Provenance: Acquired by the former owner from his good friends, Charles Hathaway and his partner Hubert de Saint Senoch (1913-1983), Paris, sometime after 1965. Bequeathed thereafter to the current owner, circa 1995. Hubert de Saint Senoch was an important French collector (see, for example, Sotheby's sales 1983 and 1992) and presumably acquired the drawing directly from the artist, who was a mutual friend of both Saint Senoch and the former owner.

* This lot is being offered as attributed to the named artist. The attribution is based in part on our careful study and does not represent the opinion of any recognized expert or panel of experts. Preston Hall Gallery and the consignor assume no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity or authorship of any lot described by this term or by other similar qualifying terms such as "manner of," etc. These lots are not guaranteed and may not be returned. For further information, please see "Authentication and Provenance of Attributed Lots," following Section 27 in our Terms & Conditions of Sale before placing your bid. Unless stated otherwise, no further information regarding this lot's provenance is currently available. Such information could include the identity of the seller or previous owners, which may be excluded to accommodate a seller's or family's request for confidentiality or because the identity of certain prior owners is unknown.

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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) Chalk Drawing

Estimate $800 - $1,000Jul 24, 2017