Thursday, April 01, 2010

You Snooze, You Lose

"Girl Holding A Rabbit," attributed to William Powell Frith (British, 1819-1909) went on the block at Christie's New York, February 10, 2010. The hammer fell at USD $3,000, which I suppose is good for a Frith. Had I but known of this auction, the bidding would have been so much more spirited.

Did I ever mention that I am fond of rabbits?

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4 reader comments:

MEGA2B said...

Frith had much in common with rabbits.
He was married with 12 children and had a mistress who lived close by who he had 7 children with.

Don said...

Rabbits are not nearly benign as you would have people believe. See Attack of the Killer Rabbit.

TENPA said...

The most cynical case of police harassment I've ever seen....

Gina McKenzie said...

How ironic that this painting was by an artist named Frith! "Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars, and the Earth lived among the stars. He made all the animals and birds, and at first, he made them all the same. Now, among the animals in these days was El-ahrairah, the prince of rabbits. He had many friends, and they all ate grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went. Then Frith said to El-ahrairah, 'Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways to control them.' But El-ahrairah would not listen. He said to Frith, 'My people are the strongest in the world.' This angered Frith, and he determined to get the better of El-ahrairah. And so, he gave a present to every animal and bird, making each one different from the rest." ~Watership Down by Richard Adams