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Shepard, "Go away, I'm thinking", original ink drawing from The House at Pooh Corner

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Estimate:

25,000 - 30,000 GBP

Shepard, "Go away, I'm thinking", original ink drawing from The House at Pooh Corner

Shepard, "Go away, I'm thinking", original ink drawing from The House at Pooh Corner

Estimate:

25,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,500

GBP

SHEPARD, E.H.

"Go away, I'm thinking"


90 by 108mm., ink drawing, signed lower left "E.H. Shepard", captioned in pencil below mount "Go away, I'm thinking" and "CR did in the mornings", mounted, signed on reverse together with the artist's address, collector's chemise, browning below mount, minor ink spot on mount


THE ONLY DRAWING IN THE TWO POOH STORY BOOKS OF RABBIT ALONE WITH OWL. As Rabbit says to Owl, “…you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest – and when I say thinking I mean thinking – you and I must do it”. This drawing therefore shows the Hundred Acre Wood’s intellectual elite.

Reproduced on page 78 of The House at Pooh Corner (Methuen, 1928) and from chapter five (“In which Rabbit has a busy day, and we learn what Christopher Robin does in the mornings”).


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