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A UNICEF Christmas card (printed on paper, unfolded dimensions 220 x 155 mm); on the blank verso is an autograph letter signed from Olda (Mrs Kokoschka). It is also inscribed and signed at the foot of the letter 'Love and kindest wishes for 1977, yours, Oskar Kokoschka'. The letter, to unnamed recipients, contains season's greetings and thank yous for various kindnesses; we know it to be addressed to one of his former students, Ernest Roth, and his wife in Adelaide, South Australia
It is offered together with another eleven letters and an aerogram (seven in German, five in English, dated between 1974 to 1980), all written and signed by Olda Kokoschka to the Roths. The content tends to be routine and repetitive, but it is not without appeal. For example, in November 1978, Olda writes 'that Kokoschka [aged 92] is fairly well and interested in all events in the world as before. We read together a lot and hope that the winter will be kind to us'. There is also a small quantity of related material, including four post-1980 Christmas cards from Olda (these reproduce Kokoschka artwork), the original envelopes for the letters, and some minor printed ephemera.
      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
Last Found On: 2017-09-30           Check availability:      Biblio    


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