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Rare Harry Potter Sketch by UK Illustrator Up for Auction

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 04, 2011, 01:02 PM

A sketch of Harry Potter with the mythical hippogriff Buckbeak drawn by former Harry Potter illustrator Cliff Wright will be up for auction at the end of the month, the Daily Mail reports.

Mr. Wright was the illustrator of the UK Harry Potter book covers for Sorcerer's Stone through Prisoner of Azkaban. The sketch was made in 2002, and is estimated to sell for £10,000 at the Antiques for Everyone Fair in Birmingham from October 27 - 30.

See a preview of this rare drawing at this link!

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1527 Points

Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely to have that on your bedroom wall!

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on October 04, 2011, 04:14 PM report to moderator
31 Points

I was lucky enough to meet Cliff this Summer at art festival, he was really nice, very friendly and talked alot about how he created the cover art, sketches and some work for a UK newspaper. He had an incredible sculpture of a hippogriff there and i bought prints of the prisoner of azkaban cover and harry playing quidditch (which was never used) which now proudly hang in my little office as inspiration – he does commissions and i am saving up for one.

Posted by camelfox on October 04, 2011, 04:43 PM report to moderator
562 Points

That’s a great Sketch.

Posted by Phoenix1946 on October 04, 2011, 04:59 PM report to moderator
925 Points

Correction! The first book of the Harry Potter saga in the UK is called the Philosopher’s Stone.

Posted by Graymayne on October 04, 2011, 05:33 PM report to moderator
28416 Points

It is a great sketch, really nice to see this.

BTW Leaky, it would be nice to have an explanation/acknowledgement/apology for the very protracted unavailabitily of the site. It’s been very frustrating.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on October 04, 2011, 05:35 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Good luck with that one Moglet! :+/

Posted by Won_Two on October 04, 2011, 05:46 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Wow! Looks great!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 04, 2011, 06:12 PM report to moderator
374 Points

That is a awesome looking sketch. Hope it goes to a nice home. :)

Posted by MoonlitFox on October 04, 2011, 10:25 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

@camelfox Wow your lucky!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 05, 2011, 03:09 AM report to moderator
234 Points

that’s look great!

Posted by tjerriam on October 05, 2011, 08:20 AM report to moderator
10471 Points

Harry Potter merchandise! <333

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