Daudet, son of the famous writer, was a student of Whistler's and a close friend of Marcel Proust, Jean Cocteau and many in the homosexual world in early twentieth century Paris. Perennially overshadowed by his successful father, he never achieved much success in art and literary circles.
This is a photographic reproduction (Druet process) of his portrait of Cocteau, signed by Daudet, and surrounded by this dedication in Cocteau's hand: "May this image born of you be unceasingly, my dear Lucien, the echo of a tenderness, made of impulse, recognition, esteem, admiration, and of all that one usually distributes to several people. Jean ". The photograph is mounted to a board and Cocteau's inked inscription appears around the edge of the image. The original work is on display at the Maison de Jean Cocteau in Milly-la-Foret. (9.45" x 11.81").