THREE RABBITS EATING PLENTY OF BUNS

Lot Number 158
Author POTTER, BEATRIX.
Title THREE RABBITS EATING PLENTY OF BUNS
Year Published
Place Printed
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Description POTTER, BEATRIX. THREE RABBITS EATING PLENTY OF BUNS 152 by 153mm., fine ink and watercolour drawing heightened with gouache, signed with initials "H.B.P." in lower right (within key label), mounted, framed and glazed, minor browning not affecting image, evidence of previous mounting on reverse
Comments Until its discovery in 2008 as part of 'The Bertram Potter Collection', this fine watercolour was entirely unknown. It comprises a Christmas greeting from Beatrix Potter, dated around 1893-1895. The drawing shows inventive use of lettering on the jars, bag and key label. The message reads "A Merry Christmas and Plenty of Buns H.B.P." The word "Publishers" appears in pencil outline in the upper right corner.
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Provenance Sold in these rooms, 17 July 2008, lot 291 ("From the collection of the artist's brother, Bertram Potter")
Estimated Price GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
( USD 67,200.00 - 100,800.00 )
Actual Price GBP 55,250.00 ( USD 85,085.00 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name English Literature, History and Children's Books and Illustrations
Sale Number #L12404
Auction Date July 10, 2012 - July 10, 2012
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