Autographed Letter Signed about a business collaboration

BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898 - 1962)

to Cart
Price: $400.00

Date Published: 1961

Description: Important autographed letter signed "Ludwig." 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, personal letterhead, no place, January 28, 1961, written to Ervine (Metzl) -- Bemelmans friend, agent, and "ghost illustrator" -- to close the deal whereby Metzl would end up illustrating "Madeline in London." In part: "To Clarify things - for the Madeline book I will pay $800 for your services which please take by collecting 2 full payments from the Chicago Acct. Also let me know for tax purposes what I paid you for your work during 1960." Light creasing along the right edge plus usual folds; very good condition.

Comments: Bemelmans was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator best remembered for his series of "Madeline" picture books. Metzl was an acclaimed artist best known for his poster and postage stamp designs created in his Chicago studio. Starting in the 1930s, he collaborated with Bemelmans creating advertisement posters and other art-related projects. Prior to this letter being offered for sale, nobody ever questioned whether or not Bemelmans illustrated "Madeline in London." It is now evident that he did not.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 246841

More AUTOGRAPHS: webrss
More LITERATURE: webrss
More ART: webrss

By This Publisher:
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

Hello from Denmark, Just wanted to say that I received the book today (the fastest delivery from the US I have ever encountered) and what a lovely book too... -M. Rindsig
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis