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"The bees are getting suspicious"

1926 (made)
Place of origin

Illustration for the Winnie the Pooh books.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Pencil drawing
Brief description
'The bees are getting suspicious', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, p. 15, pencil drawing by E. H. Shepard
Physical description
Illustration for the Winnie the Pooh books.
  • Paper width: 17.7cm
  • Paper height: 21.9cm
Credit line
Gift of E.H. Shepard
Historical context
Featured in Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, Gallery 38, 9 December 2017-8 April 2018.
Bibliographic reference
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).
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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