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Henry de Jouvenel

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 18x22” watercolor portrait of Henry 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. ︎︎︎