Captivating pen and ink line drawing of Orpheus within an Autograph Letter SIGNED, undated. JEAN COCTEAU.
Captivating pen and ink line drawing of Orpheus within an Autograph Letter SIGNED, undated.
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 within an Autograph Letter SIGNED, undated.

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.

Item #4651

Price: $2,200.00