[August Courtauld, Arctic explorer and yachtsman.] Autograph Signature from the end of a letter.

August Courtauld [Augustine Courtauld] (1904-1959), British Arctic explorer and yachtsman, solo meteorologist of Icecap Station, Greenland
August Courtauld
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SKU: 25526

On 5 x 13.5 cm piece of paper, cut from the end of a letter and laid down on one side of part of a leaf from an album, the mount carrying a cropped cartoon on the other side. In good condition, lightly aged, with the mount a little ruckled. Simply reads: ‘Your sincerely / August Courtauld’. Captioned on mount: ‘August Courtauld - explorer’. The cartoon is intriguing. In black ink with pencil guide lines, and cropped at the bottom, it shows a bearded figure in military costume, standing on his doorstep with two trees beside him, confronting a young girl with the face and lorgnette of an old man with a sign which says ‘CAUTION / NO ENGLISH / NEED APPLY’. See Image.