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Ernest Howard Shepard (1879 - 1976)

Lot 180: Ernest Howard Shepard (British, 1879-1976)

Bonhams

November 9, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

The Sea-farer Rat's Tale, Wind in the Willows
signed and inscribed 'The Rat's tale (W in the W's)' l.r.
drawing
17 x 29 cm. (6 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)

Provenance

Chris Beetles, London.

In chapter nine of Kenneth Grahame's publication Ratty encounters a Seafarer Rat who weaves an hypnotic tale of his Mediterranean voyages. These entrance the Water Rat to such an extent that he is on the point of joining Sea Rat in his travels, fortunately his reverie his broken by Mole.

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