EH Shepard's Search for Small up 217% on estimate

A Winnie-the-Pooh pen and ink drawing by EH Shepard titled Their Search for Small has sold for $47,500 at Swann Auction Galleries in New York.

The piece was valued at $15,000, a figure it exceeded by 216.6% at the January 23 sale.

EH Shepard drawing Swann
The drawing was produced for AA Milne's House on Pooh Corner

Produced for AA Milne's The House on Pooh Corner, the drawing depicts the characters Rabbit and Owl searching for Very Small Beetle, and is signed in the lower left corner.

The drawing is mounted on a board, which features mild staining and glue marks on the edges, but is otherwise in good condition.

We have this autographed drawing by EH Shepard for sale, which he produced for a 1936 edition of Punch Magazine.

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