London, South Kensington
6 December 1996
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
"I've a train Upstairs,
With a brake
Which I make
From a string"
pen and blue ink on card, unframed
2¾ x 2in. (7 x 5cm.)
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The Engineer published in Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1927, P. 42.
This drawing was also used on the dust-jacket for a copy of the first edition. See lot 76.
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