COCTEAU JEAN (1889-1963).

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COCTEAU JEAN (1889-1963).
Oxford. 1956. DRAWING in pastel and coloured chalk on black paper, signed, titled and dated lower right: "Oxford. Jean Cocteau ? 1956". 55 x 46,5 cm On June 12, 1956, Jean Cocteau was promoted to the grade of Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of Oxford; on June 14, he received his diploma and gave his "Oxford speech" on poetry. He is represented here in a toga, wearing a square or mortarboard hat, on his way to the ceremony, accompanied by Professor Jean Seznec, who is going to receive him. We would like to thank Mrs. Annie Guédras for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work.
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