GENTLEMAN RABBIT WITH LETTER ("BENJAMIN BUNNY")
Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP
LOT SOLD. 70,850 GBP
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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 Although unpublished at the time, the design was later reproduced by The Beatrix Potter Society as a greetings card.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 (Sotheby's), 8 July 2004.