GENTLEMAN RABBIT WITH LETTER ("BENJAMIN BUNNY")

Lot Number 53
Author BEATRIX POTTER
Title GENTLEMAN RABBIT WITH LETTER ("BENJAMIN BUNNY")
Year Published
Place Printed
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Description GENTLEMAN RABBIT WITH LETTER ("BENJAMIN BUNNY") 70 by 52mm., fine ink and watercolour drawing, signed with initials lower right, mounted, framed and glazed, some light browning
Comments PROVENANCE Christie's South Kensington, 1 December 2004, lot 319 CATALOGUE NOTE A fine watercolour executed around the period 1890-93 presumably as a greetings card design. Although unpublished at the time, the design was later reproduced by The Beatrix Potter Society as a greetings card. The piece acquired the title of "Benjamin Bunny" for sale at auction in December 2004. A pencil and ink drawing of this design was sold in these rooms, 8 July 2004
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Estimated Price GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00
( USD 50,400.00 - 84,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 70,850.00 ( USD 114,068.50 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner
Sale Number #12409
Auction Date December 12, 2012 - December 12, 2012
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