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Open it Pooh

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1926 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shepard, Ernest Howard, born 1879 - died 1976 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Norah Shepard

  • Museum number:

    E.606-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 171

Physical description

Illustration for the Winnie the Pooh books.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1926 (made)

Artist/maker

Shepard, Ernest Howard, born 1879 - died 1976 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm mount, Width: 53.5 cm mount, Height: 18 cm sheet, Width: 22 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'"Open it Pooh"', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 10, p. 155, pencil drawing by E. H. Shepard, 1926

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

E.521 to E.792-1973 are a catalogue of folios containing 271 sheets of sketches for illustration by Ernest Howard Shepard. These are comprised of the following titles, written by A. A. Milne, published by Methuen and illustrated by the artist.
When We Were Very Young
Winnie-the-Pooh
Now We are Six
The House at Pooh Corner

They were initially lent by the artist to the museum for the travelling exhibition 'Winnie-the-Pooh' in 1969-70 and were afterwards given to the museum by Mrs Norah Shepard on behalf of her husband. Also included in the gift were 25 proofs of illustrations, 9 letters and 4 manuscripts by the artist, A. A. Milne, and others. At the same time Mrs Shepard gave a further 9 sheets of illustrations to works by A. A. Milne (E.833 to E.841-1973) and 87 sheets of topographical and other drawings from sketchbooks by the artist (E.1826 to E.1912-1973).

Materials

Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings; Illustration; Children & Childhood; Toys & Games

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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