• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)

    Aunt Pettitoes and her family with bucketfuls of milk

    Price Realised  

    Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
    Aunt Pettitoes and her family with bucketfuls of milk
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
    6¾ x 5½ in. (17.2 x 14 cm.)


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    This drawing is one of the variants for the illustration to Pigling Bland. Aunt Pettitoes' family consisted of four girl piglets called Cross-patch, Suck-suck, Yock-yock and Spot, and four boy piglets whose names were Alexander, Pigling Bland, Chin-chin and Stumpy.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 3 August 1988.


    Literature

    The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter, published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1989, ill. p. 285.