As a filmmaker, Cocteau is most often associated with his three films based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, a poet and musician often shown with his lyre. Cocteau depicts Orpheus with a lyre on his head or as part of his head in our letter to French author and playwright Jacques Audiberti (1899 -1965). Audiberti was associated with the theater of the absurd. Cocteau writes in full: " 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." 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. 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.