"So he sat down on the stone in the middle of the stream, and sang another verse of his song, while he wondered what to do".
An original drawing from The House at Pooh Corner. Stock Code: 140785
An original drawing by Shepard from The House at Pooh CornerE. H. Shepard's original drawing for the first edition of The House at Pooh Corner, signed by him lower left and with his ownership inscription on the verso, "Ernest H. Shepard Shamley Green Guildford". The drawing was used in the opening scene of chapter 4 on p. 55 "in which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb trees", with Winnie-the-Pooh depicted sitting on a rock in the stream singing.
The House at Pooh Corner, the final Pooh book, was published on 11 October 1928. Shepard's address on the reverse suggests it was completed in early 1927, as he moved from Shamley Green to Long Meadow later that year. The preparatory pencil rough for this drawing is now in the V&A.
In later years, Shepard made copies of some of his Pooh drawings, but original artwork used to illustrate the books is uncommon on the market.
Original pen, ink and wash drawing (196 x 222 mm).
Very good condition with some very faint foxing to the upper part.
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