Friday, December 5, 2014

Beatrix Potter Rabbits' Christmas Party - The Departure

I'm so excited that I found another watercolor I haven't seen before illustrating the Rabbits' Christmas Party by Beatrix Potter.
This one shows a big rabbit lighting the way with a lit candle as the guests put on their coats and depart.

See all the other illustrations for the Rabbits' Christmas Party in my 2009 original blog post about it here. I am so happy to see the end of the party. Somehow, Beatrix Potter and Christmas are perfect together. Enjoy! xo

7 comments:

jusaweecatnap said...

Always love BP. Never get enough. Love the way this is cropped--it makes for a very dynamic composition, and focuses on the half face of the rabbit leaving. So dramatic. Had to go back and review older posts, and visit the Biblio link.

dogwalker said...

love this story and would like to get it for my grandson. i went on amazon and they show a couple different hardcover versions of her book. is there one specific version that you would recommend?
love the watercolor pictures, so sweet and innocent. thank you for sharing.
stacia

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacia...
The Rabbits' Christmas Party is not in any book that I know of. Take a look at A Beatrix Potter Treasury (Peter Rabbit) on Amazon and read the comments from people who have purchased this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Beatrix-Potter-Treasury-Peter-Rabbit/dp/0723259577/ref=cm_lmf_tit_7
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Justaweecatnap...
I never tire of learning more about BP either and I am still finding new images that thrill me. I agree that this one is very special.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacia...
This one looks great too and it's very inexpensive. Your grandson is very lucky:
http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Rabbits-Storybook-Beatrix-Potter/dp/0723245835/ref=cm_lmf_tit_11
xo, Rosemary

dogwalker said...

rosemary,
thank you so much. i purchased the beatrix potter treasury peter rabbit from amazon and will be getting the storybook from my local bookstore.
i cannot wait to read this sweet book and show him the pictures.

thank you again.
merry christmas.
stacia

dogwalker said...

dear rosemary,
my beatrix potter treasury peter rabbit book came yesterday. how BEAUTIFUL it is. i cannot wait to read this innocent book to my grandson.
thank you so much for reminding us of this wonderful book.
merry christmas.
stacia