Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976) Piglet digging a hole 5.7 x 7 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.) unframed.
Sold for £7,767 (US$ 13,026) inc. premium
Fine British & Continental Watercolours & Drawings/ Japanese Encounters
London, New Bond Street
12 Jun 2003 11:00 BST
Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976)
Piglet digging a hole
inscribed verso, pen and ink and watercolour
5.7 x 7 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.) unframed.
Jean Gourlay, later Jean Ames, (1917-2003).
By direct descent to the current owner.
In the chapter "Tiggers can't climb trees", Pooh discovers Piglet digging a hole: "I'm planting an haycorn Pooh so that it can grow up into an oak tree."
The final version of this image was published in:
A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner, Methuen, 1928, pg 56.
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