EH Shepard’s signed drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh

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2015-06-26 10:56:04

EH Shepard’s signed drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh is a collectible item of memorabilia, featuring a rare example of the illustrator’s art.

 

EH Shepard

EH Shepard (1879 - 1976) was an illustrator and artist.

He illustrated AA Milne’s Winnie-the Pooh tales in the 1920’s as well as Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows in a 1931 version authroised by Grahame.

Shepard’s day job for a large portion of his career was as a cartoonist for Punch magazine, rising to lead cartoonist in 1945.

Description

The drawing, signed “Ernest Shepard 9/1/70”, depicts Winnie-the-Pooh carrying a honey pot.

Shepard first produced the 4" x 3" work in pencil, before he outlined it with black ballpoint pen.

Ownership

The rare item is currently offered for sale by Paul Fraser Collectibles, a company which specialises in unique, investment grade collectibles.

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