Lawson Wood - 'Gran'pop' - Signed Custom Postal Cover
$ 250.00 USD
Custom postal cover hand-signed in ink
Featuring original mixed media illustration by notable collector H. M. Brehm
Postal stamping, 1933
Near Fine Condition
House of Roulx Letter of Authenticity
Iconic Illustrators Lawson Wood
Lawson Wood (August 23, 1878 – October 26, 1957), was an English painter, illustrator and designer known for humorous depictions of cavemen and dinosaurs, policemen, and animals, especially a chimpanzee called Gran'pop, whose annuals circulated around the world. Wood was decorated by the French for his gallantry at Vimy Ridge during World War I. He was deeply concerned with animal welfare and was awarded membership in the Royal Zoological Society in 1934. His animal designs were reproduced as wooden toys and he established a sanctuary for aged creatures. In his later years, he was a recluse and died in Devon in 1957.
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