Oblong 8vo (postcard). ½ page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
Known for his genre paintings, marines, landscapes, portraits and animal scenes, Luyten founded a private painting school, the "Institut des Beaux Arts Henry Luyten", in Brasschaat near Antwerp in 1900. From 1931 to 1944 he worked on one of his most famous paintings, "The Golden Canvas of Flanders", showing a fictional meeting of the hundred-odd people who in his opinion played a key role in Flemish history and the Flemish movement.
Traces of postmarks; small crease near lower left corner. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.