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ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD. "Mole Stretched on the Bank." Pen and ink on paper. 121x171 mm; 4 3/4x6 3/4 image on sheet measuring 165x 263 mm; 6 1/2x10 3/8 inches. Illustration on page 152 of "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame in the chapter "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn," London: Methuen, 1931. Initialed in ink, lower right; title penciled in Shepard's hand, lower left margin. Tipped to window matte in two places along verso top edge. Exhibited: Chris Beetles, Ltd., The British Art of Illustration 1800-1998, number 571.