Portrait de Jean Cocteau (1916)

Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920)

Portrait de Jean Cocteau (Portrait of Jean Cocteau)
Pencil on paper, 42.1 26.3 cm

The now highly admired Modigliani died at the age of 35 in Paris from a combination of tuberculosis, alcohol, narcotics and poverty. From 1909 to 1914 he devoted himself mainly to sculpture. A sculptural orientation is also reflected in his drawings with their sparing linework. This portrait of the self-proclaimed cultural pontiff Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) is a preliminary study for a large painting. The sitter is viewed with some irony. (RIJKS)


Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920)
Jean Cocteau
Princeton University Art MuseumPrinceton



See also:

• Cocteau, Jean (1889-1963)