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1935. (SHEPARD,ERNEST H.)illus. ORIGINAL ART - PERFUME FROM PROVENCE. Offered here are 3 of the original drawings by Shepard used in Perfume From Provence by Lady Fortescue that was first published in 1935. They are all pen and ink drawings executed on artist's board with the original art larger than the printed versions. They are all captioned below the image in pencil in Shepard's hand, all are signed in the images and also signed on the backs of the boards. They are sold with a hard cover copy of the book, all housed together in a handsome custom 1/4 leather backed box. (A) The first drawing appears on page 66 and is captioned in pencil by Shepard "It was hard to lose a daughter of hardly seventeen". The image measures 4 3/4" wide x 6 1/2" high. (B) The next image appears on page 86 and is captioned in pencil by Shepard "Champagne corks popped". The image measures 7" square, (C) The last image appears on page 104 and is captioned in Shepard's hand "Grasping the receiver in floury hands". The image measures 3 1/2" wide x 4 3/4". Today, this title has something of a cult following with renewed interest in all of the books by Lady Fortescue. Shepard's art is perfectly suited to the text, done with his chacteristic attention to detail.
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