Arthur Rackham - Signed, Hand-Written Letter (ALS) - 1929

Original signed, hand-written letter (ALS), October 22, 1929

Finished size: 4.25 x 7 inches; one page
Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Rackham's hand

Addressed to J. C. C. Taylor, in full: "I have some drawings that Mr. Scheuer asked me to complete for him now ready to go to him. Shall I send them to you?"

Fine condition, with some light creasing and toning to the bottom

Letter of Authenticity


Collections: Art History Archive

Category: Archive, Art History, Illustration

Type: Archive Original


Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham (September 19, 1867 – September 6, 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognized as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor. Rackham's 51 color pieces for the Early American tale became a turning point in the production of books since – through color-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of color artwork. Some of his best-known works include the illustrations for 'Rip Van Winkle,' 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens,' and 'Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.'



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