Commission: 8 Paintings of French Cross Dressers at Soho House Paris

Updated: May 26

Annie Kevans was delighted to be commissioned to create 8 paintings for Soho House's new 'house' in Paris. She chose to depict some famous French cross dressers from history, including King Henri III de Valois, Philippe 1 Duke of Orléans, George Sand and Jean Cocteau. Although these subjects were known for their cross-dressing, several of these paintings are the first to portray these historical figures as their alter egos.


From left to right: Philippe 1 Duke of Orléans, Jean Cocteau and Henri III de Valois

Oil on wood panel, 2021, 50 x 40 cm