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A very rare picture of a smiling Beatrix pictured with her father Rupert and brother Bertram.<br />
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A never-seen-before grainy photograph of a pet rabbit is the real life inspiration for Beatrix Potter's famous character Benjamin Bunny.<br />
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The legendary children's author photographed her pet Belgian rabbit in the late 19th century, years before the release of her book 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny'.<br />
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She called the brown creature Benjamin Bouncer after she bought him from a pet shop in London.<br />
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The 5.5ins by 3.5in card has now been sold by a descendant in the Mott family who inherited it for £1,100 Dominic Winter Auctioneers of Cirencester, Glos.