Pooh 027

“As soon as he got home, he went to the larder; and he stood on a
chair, and took down a very large jar of honey from the top shelf.”

These preparatory sketches reveal Shepard’s typical working practice with the reverse of the leaf prepared with pencil rubbing for transfer of outlines. The images show some heavy pencil markings where Shepard has heavily pressed down on his pencil for the process. The images are early since the spelling of Hunny has not yet been adopted within the illustration.

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