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E.H.SHEPARD

 

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Colour and b/w compared
DREAM DAYS
article from The Artist 1941
Richard Jefferies' Bevis 1932
Decorations to The King's Breakfast 1926
WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG 1924 after Milne

 

images for punch magazine

LOVE TRIUMPHANT,OR AN URBAN PASTORAL 1919

THE BEECHES, 1950

ADOLF IN THE LOOKING GLASS 1934

PURGE, OR THE BERLIN CHARIVARI 1936

NARCISSUS AT THE POOL 1938 (Football Pools)

The Teuton on Tour 1929

LOVE TRIUMPHANT PAGE ONE 1929

LOVE TRIUMPHANT PAGE TWO 1929

LLOYD GEORGE IN SURREAL MODE, DATE UNKNOWN

 

Shepard (1879 - 1976) is particularly associated with PUNCH magazine and, much to his irritation, that tedious shuffler, Winnie the Pooh. I have tried here to emphasise the delicicay, wit and sheer professionalism of Shepard's art. He died in Sussex at the age of 94 but seemed to have been active in illustration for longer than that. He had been recommended to PUNCH by Linley Sambourne, and ended up being sacked by the ghastly Malcolm Muggeridge.

Although it is often said he was not the ideal political cartoonist - lacking sustained recognition of well known faces, his landscape settings are worth the money alone. Perhaps he finds his resting place in the Halls of Fame with The Wind in the Willows. Published without illustrations first in 1908, Shepard's edition was first published in 1931 and the Methuen edition in colour in 1971.

I want you to be able to compare the editions, with and without colour, and to further compare Shepard's visualisations with those by Arthur Rackham.

The Wind in the Willows endpapers

 

 

 

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