Sketch Made for Prisoner of Azkaban Book Up for Auction
Nov 30, 2006
A sketch originally made for the cover of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is up for auction in the UK this weekend. This is London reports :
Illustrator Cliff Wright, who also designed the cover for Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, the previous book in the series, is selling the sketch for Â£8,500 at the inaugural Great Art Fair, at Alexandra Palace until Sunday.
Art experts estimate the buyer will be able to sell the 1999 sketch on for a five-figure sum.
The sketch shows Harry and his friend Hermione Granger on a hippogriff, a cross between a horse, lion and eagle. Mr Wright said: “In some ways I prefer the sketch to what ended up on the cover. It’s more dynamic: in the final version, the hippogriff is not moving quite so fast. JK Rowling herself faxed over an image of what she thought the hippogriff should look like.”