ARDIZZONE Edward - Autograph Letter Signed 1959 regarding a drawing
Edward ARDIZZONE (1900-1979)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Edward Ardizzone”) to “Dear Mr. Woodhouse”, regarding a drawing he had supplied.
1 page 4to, 130 Elgin Avenue, W9, 29 October 1959.
“Thank you for your letter. I am delighted that you like the drawings & hope the clients will approve too. They will be mug wumps if they don’t. I enclose my invoice for the job. [not present]”
Ardizzone’s elegant illustrations, particularly for children’s stories, remain amongst the most admired of their genre. The term “mug wumps” appears obscure today, but referred to either fence-sitters or petty bureaucrats.
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