London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Item #05056
The Largest Rackham Plates Ever Printed
[RACKHAM, Arthur]. BARRIE, J.M. "The fairies sit round on mushrooms, and at first they are well behaved"
A single plate from The Peter Pan Portfolio, by Arthur Rackham, from “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens,” by J.M. Barrie. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1912].
Handsomely framed and glazed in the original mount.
Image size 12 5/8 x 9 inches; 321 x 229 mm. Frame size 21 x 17 1/4 inches; 535 x 438 mm.
The Peter Pan Portfolio was limited to 600 copies published in 1912, and contained 12 of Rackham's favorite drawings from his 1906 edition of Peter pan in Kensington Gardens, which had 50 color plates.
The Portfolio plates are approximately 60% larger than their 1906 counterparts.
Greatly enlarged from their earlier appearance, these plates are considered to be Rackham’s personal favorites from the fifty that appeared in his 1906 illustrated trade edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
Latimore and Haskell, p. 39. Riall, p. 113.