London, South Kensington
7 December 2010
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
Preliminary sketch for the bear in 'Lines and Squares'
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)
Estate of E.H. Shepard.
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London, The Fine Art Society, E.H. Shepard, December 2002, no. 137.
'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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