When Random House acquired Jonathan Cape in 1987, most of Botten's original artwork for book jacket designs was lost, including that for Midnight's Children. This painting was commissioned by Peter Straus in 2010.
Typed label on verso reads: "This is a re-creation by Bill Botten of his jacket artwork for 'Midnight's Children' by Salman Rushdie. Published by Jonathan Cape in1981."
A recreation of his design for the cover of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children on CS10 illustration board.