A Happy Christmas To You

about 1890
Beatrix Potter (English, 1866–1943)


Dimensions

Sheet: 10.5 x 18 cm (4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.) Framed: 23 x 29.4 x 1.5 cm (9 1/16 x 11 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1122

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite pencil with touches of pen and black ink on light weight card stock

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Four rabbits at table being served Christmas pudding.

Inscription

At left, in graphite pencil: A happy / Christmas / to you

Signed

Lower left in graphite pencil: HBP.

Provenance

Justin G. Schiller (Kingston, NY); sold to Mrs. Betsy Beinecke Shirley; by inheritance to her daughter, Jody S. Gill (Milton, MA); 2010, gift of Jody S. Gill to MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jody S. Gill in memory of her mother, Betsy Beinecke Shirley

Copyright

Reproduced by permission of Frederick Warne & Co
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