Christopher Robin's Braces by EH Shepard sells for $112,500

Christopher Robin's Braces by EH Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie-the-Pooh series of children's books, made £68,500 ($112,697) at Sotheby's on December 10.

The ink and watercolour drawing first appeared in an edition of the periodical Home Chat in 1928. It achieved an increase of 14.1% on an estimate of £60,000 ($98,712).  

Christopher Robin Braces Shepard
Christopher Robin's Braces is an early colour illustration by Shepard

Another drawing by Shepard titled For a Long Time They Looked at the River Beneath Them achieved £58,0750 ($96,656) - up 17.5% on a £50,000 ($82,260) estimate.

An early sketch for the iconic Pooh sticks image, it was thought lost until recently.

The sale also saw a record broken for the work of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron at auction.

We have an original autographed drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh by EH Shepard, dating to 1970.

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