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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Shepard, E.H.
TWO DRAWINGS FROM WINNIE-THE-POOH, COMPRISING:
i) "Why, what's the matter?", 52 by 78mm.; ii) "He was taking the balloon out, and putting it back again...", 62 by 116mm.; both pen and ink drawings, the second signed with initials lower left "EHS", mounted within single mount, framed and glazed, some minor and consistent browning, some discolouration below mount
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Provenance

The Sporting Gallery; sold in these rooms, 20 April 1971, lot 559 ("The Property of a Gentleman")

Catalogue Note

Two drawings from chapter six ("in which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents") of Winnie-the-Pooh. The first is reproduced on page 73 of the original Methuen edition and the second is reproduced on page 87.

It is highly likely that this pairing was created by Shepard and sold as a pair at his exhibition of Winnie-the-Pooh drawings held at The Sporting Gallery in 1926.

As is usual for Shepard's drawings, the artist wrote his address on the reverse of the artist's board. Both drawings include parts of his Guildford address.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London