Carl Van Vechten, ‘Portrait of Jean Cocteau ’, 1949, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Carl Van Vechten, ‘Portrait of Jean Cocteau ’, 1949, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Verso annotated “Jean Cocteau, Paris, II hh 5, October 14.49” in pencil, “Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, 146 Central Park. Cannot be reproduced without permission” in typing
Note: Carl Van Vechten was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of theHarlem Rannaisance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. In the 1930s, Van Vechten began taking portrait photographs. Among the many individuals he photographed were Marlon Brando, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Ella Fitzgerald, W Somerset Maugham, Henry Miller, Georgi O’Keefe, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Diego Riveira, Cesar Romero, Gertrude Stein, Evelyn Waugh and Jean Cocteau

Signature: annotated verso

About Carl Van Vechten

American, 1880-1964, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, based in n/a