Sunday, December 18, 2011

Beatrix Potter Christmas Drawing - Plenty of Buns

An entirely unknown drawing showing an inventive use of lettering on the jars, bag and label on the set of keys. The message reads:
 “A Merry Christmas and Plenty of Buns H.B.P.”
Beatrix Potter's full name was Helen Beatrix Potter. Since her mother's name was also Helen, she went by Beatrix.

Fine ink and watercolor drawing heightened with gouache signed lower right [within key label]. Size: 152x153mm
Sold at Sotheby's London July 2008 for 42,050 GBP

You will love my post about her other drawings -- The Rabbits' Christmas Party


Karen said...


That movie is on my wish list too. I have loved all things Beatrix Potter since 1978, the year our oldest son was born and we were given some Beatrix Potter china for children. I have her full set of books and I love the details of her drawings. I will go back and read all of your posts about this amazing author and artist. Thank you for this little Christmas gift.

Kay G. said...

I love Beatrix Potter. My 2004 Peter Rabbit calendar was so beautiful, I could not bear to take it down, so it still hangs in the same spot in my kitchen. This year, the days have caught up, and therefore, it is correct. (For 2011,in other words, my birthday was on a Friday and Christmas shows on a Sunday!)