Illustrations by Shepard «Winnie Puhu» set a record at Sotheby's
ARTinvestment.RU   18 декабря 2008

Collection of Ernest Shepard illustrations to the books of Alan Milne of Winnie Puhe on Wednesday were sold at Sotheby's auction for 2 million dollars

Collection of illustrations of Ernest Shepard (Ernest Howard Shepard) to the books of Alan Milne (Alan Alexander Miln) on Puhe Winnie (Winnie-the-Pooh) on Wednesday, was sold at Sotheby's auction for 1.263 billion pounds (about 2 million dollars), which is significantly higher than the preliminary assessment.

The most expensive lot was the picture with the signature of «he went, and Piglet ran after him», which was bought for 115 250 pounds, almost twice exceeded the upper estimeyt (40-60 thousand pounds). Picture of Christopher Robin called «boom, boom, boom - up the stairs» of the last chapters of the book «Winnie the Pooh» lasted for 97 250 pounds, is also significantly more expensive than anticipated (40-60 thousand pounds).

The London bid was offered the largest collection of drawings Shepard to books about Winnie Puhe. According to Reuters Agency Sotheby's specialist in children's literature and illustrations Philip Errington (Philip Errington), people with great warmth refer to this collection in the auction house «extraordinarily excited» that sales have surpassed all expectations.

British artist Ernest Howard Shepard was born in 1879 and died in 1976. He is famous illustrations to the «Winnie Puhu», although, according to some, disliked «this stupid old Bear», because it overshadow his other work. Model to become not plush Pooh Bear son Milne, a toy belonging to his son Shepard. Medved subsequently lost granddaughter artist, but his neighbor had killed the dog.

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