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The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner

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E.H. Shepard.
"HERE IS EDWARD BEAR, COMING DOWNSTAIRS NOW, BUMP, BUMP, BUMP, ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, BEHIND CHRISTOPHER ROBIN."
195 by 145mm., ink drawing, signed with initials lower right, annotated below mount 'Winnie-the-Pooh I', mounted, framed and glazed, minor spotting
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Provenance

Sotheby's, 12 December 1991

Catalogue Note

One of the best-known illustrations in children's literature.

This is the first depiction of Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin and was reproduced on page xvi of Winnie-the-Pooh (Methuen, 1926) where is appears as a full-page illustration opposite the first page of text of chapter one.

In December 2008 Sotheby's sold in these rooms the companion piece from the end of the book, 'Bump, bump, bump - going up the stairs' ('That Sort of Bear' - E.H. Shepard's Winnie-the-Pooh, from the collections of Stanley J. Seeger and Christopher Cone, 17 December 2008, lot 19). The illustration sold for £97,250.

The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner

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London