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Ernest H. Shepard Signed Original Study for 'The Odyssey'

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English artist and book illustrator (1879-1976) known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Unique pencil-and-watercolor study of an ancient Greek scene from The Odyssey, accomplished by Ernest H. Shepard on off-white 6.75 x 9.75 artist's board, signed in the lower left corner in ink, "E. H. Shepard." Also annotated on the reverse by Shepard, "The Return of Ulysses, 'Penelope herself came down,'" and signed in the corner, "Return to: E. H. Shepard, Woodmancote, Lodesworth, Sussex." In very good to fine condition, with mounting remnants to borders, and surface loss to reverse affecting some of Shepard's writing.

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English artist and book illustrator (1879-1976) known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Unique pencil-and-watercolor study of an ancient Greek scene from The Odyssey, accomplished by Ernest H. Shepard on off-white 6.75 x 9.75 artist's board, signed in the lower left corner in ink, "E. H. Shepard." Also annotated on the reverse by Shepard, "The Return of Ulysses, 'Penelope herself came down,'" and signed in the corner, "Return to: E. H. Shepard, Woodmancote, Lodesworth, Sussex." In very good to fine condition, with mounting remnants to borders, and surface loss to reverse affecting some of Shepard's writing.

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