Monday, March 7, 2016

Beatrix Potter Gentleman Rabbit

Beatrix Potter.
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 Although unpublished at the time, the design was later reproduced by The Beatrix Potter Society as a greetings card.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.


jusaweecatnap said...

She had that knack for combining the most charming qualities of animals and people.

Gail, northern California said...

I always marvel at her attention to fine detail and the subtlety of her colors (the touch of the pale blue ribbon, exquisite).

Thank you, Rosemary, for bringing Potter works to us every once in a while.