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A set of five in-text illustrations from Théâtre by Jean Cocteau illustrating his collected plays, printed across two volumes in 1957 by Mourlot & Sons

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A set of five in-text illustrations from Théâtre by Jean Cocteau illustrating his collected plays, printed across two volumes in 1957 by Mourlot & Sons and published by Éditions Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1957 in an edition of 8800.

They are mounted and presented in handpainted decorative teal frames and non-reflective glass. 21.5 x 24 cm.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) worked across almost every artistic discipline, exploring writing, painting and drawing, theatre and film, linking disparate forms of art making in explorations of myth, contemporary life, dream and sexual identity. Cocteau began as a poet but aspired toward the creation of worlds into which an audience could be immersed. He drew from many influences, filtering the world around him through his personal sensibility and life experiences. Cocteau, though controversial among his peers due to his eagerness to please, valued collaboration and his receptivity to the ideas of others is evident throughout his body of work, which broke new ground in creating links between different styles, media and periods.

The price is for the set.  However, they are available individually for £275 each.

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