Item #218946 Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault. Jean-Louis Barrault, Carl Van Vechten.

Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault.

New York: December 24, 1952.

Price: $750.00

About the item

Madealaine Renauld, Jean-Louis Barrault and Their Company...Profile head shot in front of poster 's. Hurok ...present..." Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). Artist's stamp at lower left, atelier stamp on verso, with pencilled notations giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the reference number of the negative/print ("IV-KK-12").

Item #218946

Barrault, 1910-94, French actor and director. A pupil of Charles Dullin, he joined the Comédie Française in 1940. After World War II he organized his own company at the Théâtre Marigny with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud. Barrault's precise, imaginative physical style was influenced by his study of mime. He is best remembered for his Hamlet and as the mime in Marcel Carné's film Children of Paradise (1944).