Captivating pen and ink line drawing of Orpheus with a lyre at his forehead within an Autograph Letter Signed to French playwright Jacques Audiberti (1899 -1965). JEAN COCTEAU.
Captivating pen and ink line drawing of Orpheus with a lyre at his forehead within an Autograph Letter Signed to French playwright Jacques Audiberti (1899 -1965).
JEAN COCTEAU

(1889-1963). French author, designer and filmmaker. His versatile, unconventional approach and enormous output brought him international acclaim.

Captivating pen and ink line drawing of Orpheus with a lyre at his forehead within an Autograph Letter Signed to French playwright Jacques Audiberti (1899 -1965).

Cocteau's long interest in the Orpheus myth is seen in the drawing and content of this illustrated letter to fellow playwright. Translation: Dear Audiberti, What joy to have poems, letters, and drawings of yours.! Art attaches itself to cork and rises to the surface. I am very fond of you and will stay close to you, Yours, Jean Original French: Mon cher Audiberti, Quelle joie j’avoir des poèmes, des lettres et des dessins de vous. L’art s’attache au liege et remonte à la surface. Je vous aime et je reste auprès de vous, Votre Jean ------------.

Condition: Visible margin folds, some wrinkling as paper is attached to a lined sheet which shows at top margin, very slight foxing and sunned margins. The letter measures 8.5 x 10.5 inches land floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat and framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/ inch black satin wood. Frame measures 15.75 x 18.4.

Item #4651

Price: $2,000.00