(PEAT,FERN BISEL)illus. ORIGINAL ART: PETER RABBIT. This is a highly finished preliminary watercolor by Fern Bisel Peat used on page 5 of Peter Rabbit originally published in 1931 by Harter. It is on artist's board measuring 10 3/4 inches in height by 7 3/4 inches in width, near Fine condition. The watercolor depicts Peter Rabbit squeezing under a gate and is captioned "Peter squeezed under the gate". Done with Peat's characteristic bold color and deco flair. Unsigned but guaranteed an authentic Peat original. Although she was a prolific illustrator, original art by Peat rarely comes on the market.