Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991) Photographic Portrait of Jean Cocteau, 1927, Signed by Abbott. Black-and-white 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. photograph of Cocteau with a white mask in his hand, in Abbott's mat, signed by Abbott in pencil below the mount, the artist's 50 Commerce Street, New York City label on the verso, with a handwritten note from the buyer, stating that the photograph was acquired from Abbott for $5.00 on July 28, 1945, unframed, some marginal or surface blemishes.
The print is affixed to a thin board that is mounted to another board which is taped to the overmat with cellophane tape. Minor silvering to the photograph, crease u.r., 1/4 inch tear or similar u.c., loss l.r. corner, small discolored area below subject's chin, subtle surface scratches.
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