Lot 647: English artist and book illustrator (1879–1976) known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. ALS signed "Ernest H. Shepard," one page, 7 x 10, January 30, 1968. Letter to Evelyn Byrne, in part: "Your letter has been forwarded to me here. I left home early in December before your letter arrived. I regret the delay in answering your request. I am quite willing for you to publish my autobiographical letter in full if you still wish to do so." Scattered creases and tears to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of the letter Shepard references. Byrne ran a program at New York City's Elizabeth Barrett Browning Junior High School where she asked major literary and artistic figures for recollections of what books inspired them; some responses were published in the 1971 book Attacks of Taste.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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