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A Liberal Dose of Schnappes: A Letter to Mr Snodgrass from J Entwistle

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979)

Dear Snodgrass
I hasten to answer your letter and wish you joy on your return to this our native land.
We too have been in foreign climes & have come back with our own bellies well lined with good Dutch food & liberal doses of Schnapps.
Yours ever
J Entwistle


Price
£950

Signed
Dated '7th July 56'

Medium
Pen and ink

Dimensions
4 x 8 inches

Provenance
The Mayor Gallery, July 1980; Judy Taylor MBE, Children's Editor for Bodley Head

Exhibited
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1865-2019', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2019-January 2020, No 117

Judy Taylor, in her edition of Ardizzone's Sketches for Friends, London: John Murray, 2000, notes that 'in 1959, for his own amusement, Edward Ardizzone began a series of illustrated letters to Mr Snodgrass, an imaginary (and extremely inefficient) publicity manager for a firm of corset manufacturers, Comfi-Corsets.'


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