Lot 820: Cocteau, Jean

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Lot 820: Cocteau Jean: (1889-1963) French Writer, Playwright And Filmmaker. Fine A.L.S., Cocteau, One Page, Oblong Folio, [Paris], N.D., [1912], To Rosenberg, In French. Cocteau States 'Consider My Letters Only As Teasing From A Lonely Man..', Further Saying 'It Happens Also That Mistakes Turn To Good When They Have Been Made By An Artist Of Race. Thereby "L'Après Midi D'Un Faune" Is A Monologue For Coquelin! It Is Fair To Say That Coquelin Thought It Was A Joke.' On A Post-Scriptum Cocteau Adds 'Goethe Said: Never Accept Writing An Opera Libretto. It Is Time Lost.' And Adds Beneath 'He Was Right'. A Very Interesting Thought By Cocteau Related To Opera. Few Very Small Tears To The Left Edge And Some Light Creasing, Otherwise Vg Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959) Art Dealer. He Did Represent Picasso And Matisse. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun, Is A Symphonic Work By Claude Debussy, 1894, Inspired By The Poem L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune By Mallarmé. Debussy'S Work Later Provided The Basis For The Ballet Afternoon Of A Faun, Choreographed By Vaslav Nijinsky. Benoit-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909) Known As Coquelin Ainé. French Prominent Actor. Cocteau Refers To It After The Nijinsky Ballet Performance In Paris In May 1912. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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