Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976) "You're the very image of her", a pair 10.2 x 5.1 cm. (4
Lot 698
Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976) "You're the very image of her", a pair 10.2 x 5.1 cm. (4 x 2 in.) unframed, (2).
Sold for £7,170 (US$ 12,275) inc. premium
Lot Details
Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976)
"You're the very image of her", a pair
signed with initials, pen and ink
10.2 x 5.1 cm. (4 x 2 in.) unframed, (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Jean Gourlay, later Jean Ames, (1917-2003).
    By direct descent to the current owner.

    Toad adopts the disguise of a washerwoman to escape from gaol:

    `You're the very image of her,' she giggled, `only I'm sure you never looked half so respectable in all your life before. Now, good-bye, Toad, and good luck. Go straight down the way you came up; and if any one says anything to you, as they probably will, being but men, you can chaff back a bit, of course, but remember you're a widow woman, quite alone in the world, with a character to lose.'

    Published:
    K. Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Methuen, 1908, pg. 185.
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