Color pencil and chalk, 27 x 19 cm, lo r. sign. and dated in blue Jean Cocteau *1962, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Provenance: Bougth in France in the 1970ies. - French writer, painter, draughtsman and director. C. made himself a name with poems. In 1917 he wrote the libretto for an opera by E. Satie with stage design by Picasso. He was a life-long friend of A. Breker. In 1955 he became member of the Académie Française. Mus.: Menton (Musée J. C.), Genf, Austin a. others. Lit.: Saur, Vollmer, Bénézit.