The House at Pooh Corner (1928). EACH SIGNED "EHS" at lower right, Shepard's pencilled captions beneath images (partly erased), one image captioned in ink on label mounted on verso of backing board. Sheet sizes: 5 7/8 x 5 in. (149 x 126 mm); 5 7/8 x 4½ in. (150 x 108 mm); 5 7/8 x 5½ in. (147 x 135 mm). (Some mat burn and toning.) Matted and framed." /> SHEPARD, Ernest Howard (1879-1976). "It isn't so Hot in my field about three o'clock in the morning"; "It isn't close"; "It isn't Stuffy." Three original pen-and-ink drawings, heightened with white, on illustration card mounted on illustration board of Eeyore from <I>The House at Pooh Corner</I> (1928). EACH SIGNED "EHS" at lower right, Shepard's pencilled captions beneath images (partly erased), one image captioned in ink on label mounted on verso of backing board. Sheet sizes: 5 7/8 x 5 in. (149 x 126 mm); 5 7/8 x 4½ in. (150 x 108 mm); 5 7/8 x 5½ in. (147 x 135 mm). (Some mat burn and toning.) Matted and framed. | Christie's
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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    SHEPARD, Ernest Howard (1879-1976). "It isn't so Hot in my field about three o'clock in the morning"; "It isn't close"; "It isn't Stuffy." Three original pen-and-ink drawings, heightened with white, on illustration card mounted on illustration board of Eeyore from The House at Pooh Corner (1928). EACH SIGNED "EHS" at lower right, Shepard's pencilled captions beneath images (partly erased), one image captioned in ink on label mounted on verso of backing board. Sheet sizes: 5 7/8 x 5 in. (149 x 126 mm); 5 7/8 x 4½ in. (150 x 108 mm); 5 7/8 x 5½ in. (147 x 135 mm). (Some mat burn and toning.) Matted and framed.

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    SHEPARD, Ernest Howard (1879-1976). "It isn't so Hot in my field about three o'clock in the morning"; "It isn't close"; "It isn't Stuffy." Three original pen-and-ink drawings, heightened with white, on illustration card mounted on illustration board of Eeyore from The House at Pooh Corner (1928). EACH SIGNED "EHS" at lower right, Shepard's pencilled captions beneath images (partly erased), one image captioned in ink on label mounted on verso of backing board. Sheet sizes: 5 7/8 x 5 in. (149 x 126 mm); 5 7/8 x 4½ in. (150 x 108 mm); 5 7/8 x 5½ in. (147 x 135 mm). (Some mat burn and toning.) Matted and framed.

    "'In fact, Christopher Robin,' he went on in a loud whisper, 'quite-between-ourselves-and-don't-tell-anybody, it's Cold.'" These charming drawings illustrate poor Eeyore's plight when the well-intentioned Piglet and Pooh unknowingly dismantle his house and use the sticks to build him another at Pooh Corner causing some confusion. The illustrations can be found on pp. 11, 12, and 13 of the book. (3)


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