Jan 23, 2014 - Sale 2337

Sale 2337 - Lot 228

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
"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.

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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.