Sketch from “Goblet of Fire” on Auction for Charity
Mar 09, 2007
A sketch by Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre is one of two the artist donated for auction to benefit a center that helps those with cancer. A sketch made for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is up for auction tonight in Sarasota, Florida, and you can see this image here. The Herald Tribune reports:
“…the Potter sketch, a pencil-on-paper work measuring 20 inches by 16 1/2 inches. It’s one of, oh, a few Potter sketches GrandPrÃ© has worked on over the years.
“Let’s see, there were six books, so far, and there’s going to be a seventh,” says GrandPrÃ©, the artist behind all the Potter illustrations.
“There were special-edition covers, maybe eight of those, and all the interior work. Add up all the chapters … I’d say, easily past 100 illustrations.” That volume apparently doesn’t take the luster off the chance to own a piece of Potter-mania. The piece donated for the Wellness auction is valued at $7,000.
A nice donation for a nice cause, says GrandPrÃ©.