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Lot 184
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Shepard, E.H

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10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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12,500 GBP
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Description

  • Shepard, E.H
  • Complete set of three illustrations for 'The Morning Walk' (from Now We Are Six)
  • INK DRAWINGS ON PAPER
i) "The Morning Walk", 195 by 193mm., ink drawing, signed with initials in pencil "EHS" in lower left, signed on reverse "Return to | E.H. Shepard | Shamley Green | Guildford", a couple of minor yellow marks to surface;

ii) "When Anne and I go out for a walk", 120 by 140mm., ink drawing, signed with initials in pencil "EHS" in lower right, some minor browning;



iii) "Anne's balloon", 120 by 125mm., ink drawing, signed with initials in pencil "EHS" in lower left, some minor browning; all mounted, framed and glazed (3)

Catalogue Note

The complete set of three illustrations published within A.A. Milne's Now We Are Six in 1927 on pages 84 (as a full-page illustration), 85 and 86 respectively. This sequence shows Christopher Robin and Anne Darlington peering from behind a tree, discussing an elderly couple (aged only forty-two according to Milne's text) and, finally, playing with a balloon. In each illustration Christopher Robin is accompanied by Winnie-the-Pooh.

It is rare for a full set of illustrations for one of Milne's famous verses to be offered together.

When Anne and I go out for a walk
We hold each other's hand and talk
Of all the things we mean to do
When Anne and I are forty-two.

And when we've thought about a thing,
Like bowling hoops or bicycling,
Or falling down on Anne's balloon,
We do it in the afternoon.

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