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Shepard, E.H
COMPLETE SET OF THREE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR 'THE MORNING WALK' (FROM NOW WE ARE SIX)
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)


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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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