Bertrand De Jouvenel

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Original 18x21.75” watercolor portrait of Bertrand De Jouvenel as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Unframed. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.



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As he appears in the text:

“During a summer vacation in Brittany, Colette, forty-seven and married to Henry de Jouvenel, began an affair with her sixteen-year-old stepson, Bertrand de Jouvenel, a writer himself. She had already published Chéri, a novel about an affair between an older woman and a young man. Colette later confessed all to Henry, who was having an affair of his own with a Romanian princess. The marriage did not survive.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎