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The illustration of the first book about Harry Potter was sold for around 2 million dollars

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun27,2024

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Originalnu watercolor Illustration from the first edition of the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” sold at auction for a record amount – $1.9 million (£1.5 million). With this order of little ones, having become the most expensive lot, we are associated with a series of books about a boy-charmer.

Sales were made at the Sotheby's auction house in New York on Wednesday, June 26, reports The Guardian.

An illustration by the English artist Thomas Taylor appeared at the exhibition of the debut edition of the novel in 1997, was sold 10 weeks after the beginning of the auction. The buyer is not immediately disappointed.

Before the sale, the watercolor babies were valued at 400-600 thousand dollars. Sotheby's confirms that it is the most advanced estimate for a work associated with Harry Potter.

Taylor's baby was first put on sale in 2001. Then the first two books in the series came out together. The initial estimate for watercolors was around 20-25 thousand. pounds sterling. The completed robot was sold for £85,750.

Illustration of the first book about Harry Potter was sold for around 2 million dollars Original illustration of the first cover of “Harry Potter”

Taylor, having created images of Harry Potter, who was inspired by Howarts, has 23 years. The artist rejected the idea of ​​seeing Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, who said “Philosopher's Stone” After that, 12 other people saw the new one.

Also, working on the illustration, Taylor became one of the first to read the manuscript of a book about a boy charmer. The department sent my manuscript with editorial notes and corrections.

“When I first finished the covers, the brief included black and white illustrations of the section headings, and I made a bunch of rough sketches of other characters in the book. Ale duzhe shvidko the brief is surrounded by only a lining,” – Taylor revealed in an interview in 2010.

For your little one, you need to use concentrated watercolors and black olive Karisma. It took two days to create the illustration in Taylor.

Illustration of the first book about Harry Potter was sold for a maximum of 2 million dollars This was the first illustration of the first novel about Harry Potter

The first auction record among lots related to the world of Harry Potter In 2021, we installed an example of the first edition of the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. That book was sold for 421 thousand. dollars at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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