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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

JACQUES DOUCET

JEANNE DOUCET 

SONIA ROUX†  (Madame R)

SERVILLE ROUX†

PAUL POIRET

Géry Pierret - Apollinare's secretary

Dr. Alphonse Crozier*

Charles Vignier

André Joubin

Surrealists

ANDRÉ BRETON

Paul Eluard

Louis Aragon

Max Ernst

 

 

Poets & Writers

MAX JACOB

GUILLAUME (KOSTRO) APOLLINAIRE

André (The Peregrine) Suarès

André (Longfingers) Salmon

 

Picasso’s models at the Bateau Lavoir

Zora*

Choire*

 

 

Others

The Baroness de Faucheville*

Count Robert de Montesquieu

Josephine Baker

Conchita Ruiz - Picasso's young sister

Antoine Doucet

Edouard Doucet

 

Government

President Doumergue

Prime minister

All real people, except:

† Names changed 

* Fictional

Dealers & Collectors

AMBROISE VOLLARD

Père Mañach

Wilhelm Uhde

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

Gertrude Stein

Leo Stein

 

Artists

PABLO PICASSO

CARLES CASAGEMAS

Henri (Le Douanier) Rousseau

Rose Adler

Ramón Pichot

Henri Matisse

Séraphine Louis [de Senlis]

Marie Laurencin

Lovers

FERNANDE OLIVIER

Germaine Gargallo

Odette

Antoinette

Barcelona prostitutes

Madame Carmen*

Katterina*

Maria*

Dolores*

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As the 20th century unfolds, amid massive upheaval – scientific, political and technological – an artistic revolution explodes in Paris. Avid collector Jacques Doucet and young Pablo Picasso, from opposite sides of the tracks, have parallel struggles – but when the troubled doyen of supreme taste, haunted by his own past, buys Picasso’s most shocking painting, he creates chaos in his elegant world. Picasso relies upon Doucet to be champion of his future legacy to the world, but this cannot be achieved without uncovering some of the artist’s darkest secrets.

When modern art was born it caused an eruption of seismic proportions. Nothing would ever be the same again. The look of the twentieth century was cast.  

These traumatic events are mirrored in the life of Jacques Doucet who travelled from ‘pillar of the 

establishment’ to principle patron of the radical avant-garde. This is the remarkable story of a refined and immaculate gentleman who descends into the world of the occult, modern art at its most raw, and sexual depravity.


When Doucet buys Picasso’s monumental brothel painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, is he ready for his final transformation?

Picasso's Revenge

£14.60Price
  • Available 25 September 2019

    ​ISBN: 978-1-911487-34-0

    232mm x 150mm Portrait

    Hardback 

    UK: £20

    Publication: 2019

    Fiction, Art, Historical Figures