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,JeanOriginal 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.