Thursday, 25 October 2012

Winner Collection

Film director Michael Winner is selling his collection of original illustrations for children's books, one of the finest in private hands. He has been collecting them for years and has amassed over 100 illustrations plus 50 books. E.H. Shephard's first drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh, Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin, is a prime example, estimated value £70,000-£100,000. The collection includes ink and watercolour drawings by Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Rackham, William Heath Robinson and John Tenniel. It is worth a conservative £1m (CLICK). The auction takes place at Sotheby’s London on 12 December.


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