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A very rare picture of a smiling Beatrix pictured with her father Rupert and brother Bertram.
A never-seen-before grainy photograph of a pet rabbit is the real life inspiration for Beatrix Potter's famous character Benjamin Bunny.
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'.
She called the brown creature Benjamin Bouncer after she bought him from a pet shop in London.
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.