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April 17 — 22, 2021
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LOT 51

Lot 51

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
Lot 51 Details
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French


Lithograph printed in green on black wove paper, signed and dated 1959 in the plate lower right; signed in white crayon and numbered 9/150 in pencil

Image/Sheet sight 14.25 ins x 9.75 ins; 36.2 cms x 24.8 cms; 18.5 ins x 12.4 ins; 47 cms x 31.5 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
  • Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
  • Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Interframe (PTY) Ltd. Fine Art and Custom Framers, Jeppe, Johannesburg label verso backing;
From the personal collection of the late Joanne Bergen, who began her 40 year career as an Art Dealer in the mid 1970s in Paris, where she worked for the publishers of the early signed and numbered etchings and lithographs;
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario


Many of the collector's fine graphics, were received by Joanne directly from the publisher in lieu of cash payment for her services and never left her possession during her lifetime. Most of the collection was framed (all to museum/conservation standards) and were hung with careful consideration as to light and humidity exposure.


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LOT 51

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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