Jean Cocteau

Judith et Holopherne

Found at Bonhams
Impressionist & Modern Art, Lot 5
17. May - 17. May 2023
Estimate: 100.000 - 150.000 USD
Price realised: 120.075 USD
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SEVERIN WUNDERMAN
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Judith et Holopherne
signed and dated 'Jean Cocteau * 1948' (lower right, on the right panel); signed and inscribed 'Mr. Cocteau Milly' (upper left, on the left panel)
pastel and crayon on three panels
118 1/8 x 138 1/2 in (300 x 351.8 cm)
Painted in 1948-1949
The artist's studio, Milly la Forêt. | Edouard Dermit Collection, Paris (legatee and beneficiary of Jean Cocteau). | Thence by descent to the previous owners. | Severin Wunderman Collection, Nice (acquired from the above in 1997). | Thence by descent to the present owner in 2008.

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Judith et Holopherne by Jean Cocteau was sold in the Impressionist & Modern Art auction at Bonhams in May this year. The price achieved of USD 120,075.00 (€ 112,704.15) was within expectations - the estimate range had previously been set by the auction house as USD 100,000.00 – 150,000.00. Other works by Jean Cocteau have already achieved higher auction prices, for example, in December 2014 the work Mediterranee - 1952 was auctioned for EUR 132,000.00.

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Judith et Holopherne von Jean Cocteau wurde im Mai diesen Jahres in der Auktion Impressionist & Modern Art bei Bonhams versteigert. Der dabei erzielte Preis von USD 120.075,00 (€ 112.704,15) lag im Rahmen der Erwartungen – die Schätzpreisspanne war von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit USD 100.000,00 – 150.000,00 angegeben worden. Andere Arbeiten von Jean Cocteau konnten bereits höhere Auktionspreise erzielen, so wurde im Dezember 2014 die Arbeit Mediterranee - 1952 für EUR 132.000,00 versteigert.

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