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**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM**.**NO UK NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION **UK MAGAZINE & SUPPLEMENT PUBLICATION ONLY** AND NO PUBLICATION IN FRANCE, SCANDINAVIA, AUSTRALIA AND GERMANY** .A original water colour illustration by Beatrice Potter for the final scene from (The Rabbit Christmas Party )sequence sold for the remarkable sum of £289,250 - almost five times its pre-sale high estimate (est. £40,000-60,000*)  setting a new record for any book illustration sold at auction..The illustration was sold at Sotheby's in London yesterday..JOB REF:6864-SFE       DATE:17_07_08 .**MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM OR DOUBLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED* *UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THIS IMAGE TO BE REPRODUCED FOR ANY ONLINE EDITION WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION*