Beatrix Potter Rabbit Drinking Tea Poster Print
While this painting never appeared in any of Beatrix Potter's books, it is one of her most delightful watercolors and highly finished. It would look charming in a little girl's or baby's room -- or your favorite nook for enjoying a cuppa.
Description: A proper little girl rabbit with a pink ribbon tied around her neck in a pretty bow daintily sips her tea from a china teacup. On the tile floor in front of her is the tea set, including teapot, sugar bowl, sugar tongs, milk pitcher and more teacups, tea spoons resting on the saucers. Perhaps there is to be a tea party.
Please see my gallery's Beatrix Potter Collection for matching items. Signed at lower right with the artist's initials.
This print may be matted and framed or hung as a poster. The default setting here is for the "basic" paper option. Do try out the other paper options and choose the one which suits your taste and budget. The papers with UV protection will give you a longer lasting print, one you can hand down in the family, and I would certainly recommend this option if you plan to hang the print in a sunny location. I would not choose the canvas option myself, as it is not in keeping with this print (the original being ink and watercolor on paper, not oil on canvas).
About the original work of art:
Title: The Little Bunny Drinking Tea
Date: Probably 1890s.
Medium and substrate: Ink and watercolor on paper.
Lovingly prepared for print by a professional graphic artist. This is an ultra-high-resolution file and will print beautifully even at the largest sizes. I have carefully corrected the "haze build up" (the smoke, grease and dust which eventually dulls the orignal artwork) in the manner of an art conservationist (but using digital means and state-of-the-art software) while retaining the charming patina of age (the painting is now well over a century old). I have also carefully removed the stains and marks which found their way onto the work after it left the artist's hands, but I left the artist's original pencil marks and tiny ink dots alone, as they are part of the charm of the original painting.