After the Eclipse
The Führer: 'When am I going to see my Nordic spots in the sun?'
Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976)
Signed Inscribed with title below mount
Pen and ink
12 x 9 ¾ inches
Punch, 24 June 1936, Page 703
'Artist at War. a Unique Exhibition About E H Shepard, Illustrator of Winnie-the Pooh', Huis Doorn, Netherlands, 11 August-10 December 2017; 'E H Shepard at Punch, 1907-1952', Chris Beetles Gallery, July 2019
A solar eclipse took place on 19 June 1936 and was observed by expeditions in Kamishari, in North Africa, in North Japan, and Omsk, in Siberia. This is a metaphor for Hitler's imperialistic designs.