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AUSTIN DOBSON AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD TO SPIELMANN RE GREENAWAY. 1905

AUSTIN DOBSON AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD TO SPIELMANN RE GREENAWAY. 1905


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Autographs: Pre 1910: Item # 820597
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A RARE AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD FROM AUSTIN DOBSON TO M.H.SPIELMANN,ESQ. RE: KATE GREENAWAY. London: 9 MARCH 1905. SIGNED WITH INITIALS. The postcard is addressed to M.H. Spielmann with information for Spielmann & Layard's biography "Kate Greenaway" which was published by Black in the same year. Dobson has written 7 lines stating "he did not (underlined) write Art in the Nursery" (underlined). He mentions that "Miss G" - i.e. Kate Greenaway - had the finished drawing (i.e. for "Home Beauty" - not "Art In The Nursery") in which he had copied the verses for her. He also mentions that the finished drawing had been exhibited at the Fine Arts Gallery. The contents of this postcard were obviously the source for Spielmann's reference to Greenaway's and Dobson's collaboration on "Home Beauty" showing that Dobson wrote out the verses and was also responsible for the hand lettering. Upper right portion of the postcard is missing not affecting any of the contents, right edge creased and one crease across the center. See Spielmann's "Kate Greenaway", pages 124, 125, 126, and enlargements of my photos showing details from Spielmann's page 125, the subject of the postcard.