van LOON Hendrik Willem - Elephant sketch Signed 1933
Hendrik Willem van LOON (1882-1944)
Sketch Signed (“Hendrik Willem van Loon”) on a card, depicting a stylized elephant whose head appears to be a heart shape, seen sideways.
5½ x 10 cms, n.p., 4 March 1933.
A delicate and charming sketch.
The Dutch-born writer and journalist moved to the United States, took up American citizenship and developed a good working relationship with Franklin Roosevelt when he worked on his presidential campaign. Van Loon wrote several books for children and adolescents, illustrating them himself.
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