Sotheby’s Sells Winnie-the-Pooh Illustrations for £1.2 million
Forty of the forty-two lots in Sotheby’s sale of illustrations were sold:
The drawings were a collection from artist EH Shepard, a Royal Academy-trained artist who died in 1976, but became famous for his Pooh illustrations as well as his work on The Wind in the Willows.
The top-selling lot, “He went on tracking, and Piglet . . . ran after him,” described as one the artist’s most iconic and best-loved illustrations, went for £115,250 – more than double its pre-sale low estimate. The previous record for a Shepard drawing was £110,000.
Another drawing at the auction at Sotheby’s in London, titled “Bump, bump, bump – going up the stairs” sold for £97,250, almost double its pre-sale low estimate.
Winnie-the-Pooh Drawings Sell for 1.2 million (Telegraph)