The Velveteen Rabbit Original Drawing
Very rare opportunity to acquire original artwork for the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams with illustrations by Sir William Nicholson
The Velveteen Rabbit.
INK ON PAPER C1922
26 x 19cm
Provenance Sotheby’s 10th July 2013
Ink and slight watercolour drawing, unsigned, mounted on conservation paper, mounted, framed and glazed, some creases and minor staining.
The drawing was used as the endpapers (and page 3) for Sir William Nicholson's famous 1922 edition of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. The DNB notes that Nicholson's 'natural sympathy with children produced work of great charm such as... his illustrations for Margery Williams's The Velveteen Rabbit'.
This drawing is formerly from the collection of Marguerite Steen who published a work on the painter in 1943
The last image we have posted is how the original drawing looked in the book.