Intriguing drawing signed of a fish swimming within the red border of a letter. Cocteau writes about the price of a drawing "concerning the head of dead Orpheus....
by COCTEAU, JEAN
Cocteau worries about the price of a drawing he sold . Partial translation: "Concerning the head of dead Orpheus, I am happy that it stays in our hands, but don't tell anyone the price for which I gave it to you. This sum was the one after which I would go no further. But the true amount was 6. Therefore, say you bought it for 6...." Cocteau writes that he will visit Mr. Montarasso in the south of France and then return to Paris, "a pool of cold water and germs...." He wrote along the right margin, then turned the paper to continue as if he wrote upside down and adds, "P.S. Think of my photography in colors of Rimbaud." He signs in full near the right top corner, "Jean Cocteau." Cocteau refers to Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) influential French Symbolist poet. The letter measures 8.25 x 10.9 inches land floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, 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 18.375. www.schulsonautographs.com.
(Inventory #: 4652)
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