'Fanny was obliged to introduce him to Mr Crawford’, an ink and watercolour version of an illustration made by Hugh Thomson for an 1897 Macmillan edition of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Sold for £2200 at Forum Auctions.

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In that book, Thomson’s drawings are reproduced quite small and as line drawings only, but he later added colour to the originals before selling them.

This one made £2200 in a Forum Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale held on July 10, where a second drawing, made for Northanger Abbey, reached £2000.

See also the ‘Bindings’ selection in this week's Books and Works on Paper for another work illustrated by Thomson.