ONEILL HANDWRITES AND ILLUSTRATES HER VIKING-THEMED POEM THE THREE MAGICAL HEARTS. ONeill was an American author and illustrator best remembered for creating the Kewpie doll. In her time, she was the highest paid and most famous cartoonist. 11 x 8 ½. An autograph manuscript signed Rose ONeill and illustrated by her. It is her original poem The Three Magical Hearts and the drawings have a Viking theme. She created this for Christian Birger Matta, presumably a youngster. ONeill wrote Three magical hearts of Norge / Came over the world in ships / And brought the night suns of their eyes / The liquid of their lips / They brought their sea souls wildly wise / The Viking dream enclose / And the flowing flame of the northern skied / To redden a western rose / And all the hearts were sea-hearts / Wise as worlds are wide / Enchanted well with olden tales and tunes / And floods of stars that rose along the tide / And fleets of full-rigged moons. The manuscript is tanned and slightly fragile; there is archival tape on the verso to reinforce the central vertical fold. There is light chipping to the margins, including one near the conclusion of her autograph. A beautiful illustrated letter. All items are issued with an invoice that states in writing at the bottom All autographs and historical papers are guaranteed authentic for life by me. New Jersey residents, please add 7% for the Governor’s salary ;. The item “Rose O’Neill handwritten & illustrated Viking themed letter Kewpie inventor” is in sale since Thursday, May 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “stuartlutz” and is located in Short Hills, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Rose O’Neill