Signed photographic portraits.[c.1920s.] Stock Code: 144834
Pair of portraits of the famed author and artist, which hung in the Punch officesMilne's association with Punch began in 1904, when he published his first piece for the magazine, shortly after coming down from Cambridge. He was made assistant editor in 1906 as he forged a career as a successful poet and playwright. At about the same time, E. H. Shepard, not long out of the Royal Academy, started contributing sketches and cartoons for Punch, contributing regularly as a political cartoonist through the First World War. He became a full time member of staff in 1921.
Their fabled collaboration in the Winnie the Pooh books, is down to their association through Punch, as Shepard was on hand to provide illustrations for space filling children's verse of Milne's, which was to be collected in in When We Were Very Young.
PROVENANCE: Punch Magazine, the two portaits hung in the Punch offices for several decades.
Original photographic portraits of E. H. Shepard (145 x 98 mm) and A. A. Milne (oval approximately 130 x 95 mm). Individually mounted, glazed, and framed.
Minor scratches to the edge of the photo of Milne. Excellent condition.
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