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Lot 0113
Blue ink drawing on fine wove paper, self-portrait, signed and dated (Jean Cocteau*, 1889-1963).10 5/8 x 8 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.

*Preston Hall Gallery has not had this lot examined by an expert to determine its authenticity. The lot description is for identification purposes only and does not constitute an attribution. Some works sold by Preston Hall Gallery have subsequently been authenticated and resold by major auction houses worldwide. Preston Hall Gallery cannot guarantee the same outcome for the present lot. Bidders should understand the risks associated with buying unauthenticated works of art before placing their bids. For additional information regarding works of art, please see "Authentication and Provenance of Fine Art," following Section 27 in our Terms & Conditions of Sale (as found on Live Auctioneers) before placing your bid. No additional information regarding this lot's provenance is available nor will any be provided after the sale. The provenance for this lot may not have been verified and could contain factual inaccuracies or omissions. This lot is not guaranteed and may not be returned. [Copyright 2018 Preston Hall Gallery].

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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) Ink Self Portrait

Estimate $700 - $900Mar 5, 2018