Kanga and Roo unsigned
Lot 95
Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976) "...had to be patted on the back,"
Sold for US$ 29,280 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976)
"...had to be patted on the back," illustration for A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (London: Methuen; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1926).
Pen and ink on board.
7.5 x 9cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16in).
Matted and framed.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sporting Gallery, 1928.

    In this lively vignette, Shepard emphasizes that Roo is just a baby by placing him in a high chair, a detail not indicated in Milne's text. The original Roo was eventually lost in an apple orchard by Cotchard Farm, Milne's property near Ashdown Forest, Hartfield, East Sussex. All of the other toys that Milne used as models for his famous characters are now on display in Central Children's Room, The New York Public Library.
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