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ERNEST H. SHEPARD. "A Christmas Market in 'Merrie England': Preparing for the Feast." Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 1955 Christmas Number. Watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches, sheet. Signed 'E. Shepard.' Matted and framed.
An exceptional finished watercolor by the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh (1926). This lively design depicts the jollity of Christmas Day in fourteenth century England. On the original color sketch (not here), Shepard wrote that he sought 'general effect rather Brueghel' in its composition and colors.
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