London, South Kensington
6 December 1996
The following four lots belonged to Alice Haydon (1863-1956) who lived in the Lake District near Ulswater in a house called Summerhill. According to the family these doilys were given to Alice by Beatrix Potter. We are grateful to Anne Hobbs and Judy Taylor for their help in cataloguing these lots.
Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
"Peter replied - 'The scare-crow in Mr. McGregor's garden,' and described how he had been chased and had dropped his shoes and coat"; and Fierce Bad Rabbit
pen and ink and watercolour, on silk, unframed
5¾ x 5¾in. (14.5 x 14.5cm.) (2)
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1904 and 1906. p.23, and p.36 (and front cover illustration) respectively.
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