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"The Mystery of Walter de la Mare" by Steffie, 1939-1945. Ink & gouache on board.

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The Mystery of Walter de la Mare

"The Mystery of Walter de la Mare" by Steffie, 1939-1945

Catalogue ref: INF 3/1052Links to the Catalogue


A magazine drawing, probably for Blick in die Welt. ‘Das Rätsel von Walter de la Mare' translates directly as ‘The Mystery of Walter de la Mare'. De La Mare was an English poet and novelist who particularly delighted in the fantasy world of childhood. The image depicts children enjoying their fantasy world– something German children were not allowed under the Nazis.