London, South Kensington
3 July 1998
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
"The four Heroes strode wrathfully into the Room"
signed 'E H Shepard'
10¾ x 7in. (27.3 x 17.8cm.)
Estate of the Artist
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An original sketch for The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, 1931 edition
London, Sally Hunter Fine Art Limited, E.H. Shepard: The Wind in the Willows, December 1992, no. 105
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘