Autographed Document Signed on personal letterhead
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1962
Description: 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, New York City, April 21, 1962, in full: "In the event of my death, Mr. Ervine Metzl of 20 Park Avenue, N.Y. has the right to continue in perpetuity to draw for his own account such posters and other designs which we have worked on together and such characters as have been invented by us for advertising purposes. He is free to sign them in any fashion he chooses. He is the sole proprietor of this license." Note: Ervine Metzl was an acclaimed artist best known for his poster and postage stamp designs created at his Chicago studio. Starting in the 1930s and lasting until Bemelmans' death, they collaborated on several art and literary projects. Though Metzl, through the authority of the above document, had the right to create art and sign Bemelmans name, it is highly unlikely that he was able to capitalize on such a venture. He would be dead in less than a year. Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition.
Comments: Writer and illustrator best remembered for his series of "Madeline" picture books (1939 - 1961).Signed: Y
Book ID: 246614