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Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)

Preliminary sketch for the bear in 'Lines and Squares'

Details
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
Preliminary sketch for the bear in 'Lines and Squares'
pencil
1 7/8 x 2 in. (4.8 x 5.1 cm.); sold with a 1925 edition of A.A. Milne's When We Were Very Young, and a copy of Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young (3)
Provenance
Estate of E.H. Shepard.
Exhibited
London, The Fine Art Society, E.H. Shepard, December 2002, no. 137.

Lot Essay

'Whenever I walk in a London street,
I'm ever so careful to watch my feet;
And I keep in the squares,
And the masses of bears,
Who wait at the corners all ready to eat
The sillies who tread on the lines of the street,
Go back to their lairs, .....'
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