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The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner

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Beatrix Potter.
GENTLEMAN RABBIT WITH LETTER ("BENJAMIN BUNNY")
70 by 52mm., fine ink and watercolour drawing, signed with initials lower right, mounted, framed and glazed, some light browning
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Provenance

Christie's South Kensington, 1 December 2004, lot 319

Catalogue Note

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 Although unpublished at the time, the design was later reproduced by The Beatrix Potter Society as a greetings card.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, 8 July 2004.

The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner

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London