Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
Strongly influenced by the French Realists and associated with the artists' group "Glasgow Boys", Guthrie lived most of his life in the Scottish Borders, where he created some of his most important works, including "A Hind's Daughter" in 1883. He was commissioned to paint a group portrait of 17 politicians and statesmen of Britain and its allies in 1919, resulting in the painting "Statesmen of World War I" which he finished shortly before his death.
Small flaw to upper margin. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.