Shepard, Ernest Howard

SKU: 6027167

Sale priceDhs. 4,159.48


Autograph letter with handdrawn sketch signed, two pages (both sides), 5,25 x 7 inch, on Shepard`s blind-embossed letterhead, (Long Meadow, Longdown), 5.12.1933, reply letter to Betty - concerning his state of health and a Cattle show, written and signed in black ink "Ernest" and incorporating a small ink drawing of an ox within the body of the letter below the first line of the second page, with a mild horizontal letter fold - otherwise in very fine condition.
Accompanied by a book (unsigned): `Fun & Fantasy - Drawings from Punch by Ernest H. Shepard`, Methuen & Co. LTD, London, 87 pages, 10 x 12,5 inch, hardcover book, with foxing and signs of wear to the spine - in nearly fine condition.

In parts (letter):
"... I have been partially laid out with a vile cold ... Mustard baths, my dear ... hot whiskey at night. I had to venture out & go to the Cattle show at Islington yesterday (for Punch) and saw a lot of fine beasts ..."

Further Information on the person

(1879 - 1976) English artist and book illustrator - he was known especially for his illustrations of anthropomorphic characters in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Year of Birth: 1879

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