Winnie the Pooh Day: The FBI wants assist discovering a stolen portray of the beloved bear

A watercolor portray of Winnie the Pooh has been stolen and federal brokers are nonetheless looking for it. The portray is the work of E. H. Shepard, who was requested for instance the favored sequence of youngsters's books within the 1920s.

"This Nationwide Winnie the Pooh Day, assist the #FBI discover Ernest H. Shepard's stolen watercolor with probably the most well-known bear within the Hundred Acre Wooden", the FBI tweeted Nationwide Winnie the Pooh Day on Saturday.

Individuals of all ages bear in mind the beloved bear in honor of A.A. Milne, who wrote the primary youngsters's e book in regards to the huggable bear in 1926.

The portray is 4.5 inches tall and a couple of.6 inches large and is on prime of a drafting board. It represents Pooh standing in entrance of a giant mirror. Shepard signed the portray together with his initials close to the foot of the mirror, mentioned the FBI.

The illustration has two "registration marks utilized with duct tape that has yellowed with age," famous the FBI.

It isn’t clear how lengthy the portray has been lacking or the place it was introduced. The illustration is a part of the Nationwide Stolen Artwork File of the FBI, a database of artwork objects and cultural property stolen in america and overseas.

Authorities ask anybody with details about the work to contact the native FBI workplace or ship a suggestion on-line to

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