February 2012 Auction Ends Tuesday, February 28th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/28/2012
Beautifully rendered watercolor and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by E.H. Shepard, the illustrator chosen by A.A. Milne to bring his literary characters to life. Here, Shepard draws Pooh and Piglet upon a letter to his agent, allowing the characters to express his feelings of gratitude and joy. In the autograph letter signed, dated 29 February 1932, Shepard thanks his agent for a letter, writing that he has "done splendidly" and that "this view is shared by others." To emphasize his feelings, Shepard draws Winnie-the-Pooh reaching up and Piglet excitedly jumping at his side. Shepard must have been very pleased with his agent, as he very seldom drew his most famous characters; this drawing, done early in the illustrator's career and just a few years after the Pooh series, is a rare exception. Single page is written from Long Meadow, Guildford. Light uniform toning and mounted to card. Overall in very good to near fine condition.
Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by E.H. Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet -- Extraordinarily Scarce Drawing by Shepard of the Most Famous Children's Character
Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by E.H. Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet -- Extraordinarily Scarce Drawing by Shepard of the Most Famous Children's Character
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $40,954
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
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