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  • Place of origin:

    Gwaynynog (drawn)

  • Date:

    02/1903 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sepia ink or paint over pencil

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing of longcase break-arch clock (partly visible) with tall hood and surmounted by finials and engaged pilasters with capitals at springing of the arch, against left hand wall beside 18th-century upright chair, court cupboard with one door open and china on the shelves and top. Writing box on side-table in corner. A bureau with a candlestick on (also partly visible) against facing wall.

Place of Origin

Gwaynynog (drawn)


02/1903 (drawn)


Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Sepia ink or paint over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Gwaynynog / Feb. 1903'

By artist in left bottom corner

'A Welsh dresser, date 1696'
By artist in right hand bottom corner

Watermark on belt encircling fist holding dirk.


Height: 268 mm, Width: 230 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Gwaynynog, Denbighshire in February 1903. Given by Leslie Linder (1904-1973) to the National Book League (now the Book Trust) in 1970 as part of a representative selection of Beatrix Potter's work. This selection, comprising 279 drawings and 38 early editions and now known as the Linder Collection, was acquired on long-term loan by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1989 and remains the property of a charitable trust, The Linder Trust.

Descriptive line

Drawing of a Welsh dresser, Gwaynynog, Denbighshire, sepia ink or paint over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, February 1903, Linder Collection object no. LC.2.A.3, catalogue no. 3.26

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.21, catalogue no.3.26
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson (compiler). The Linder Collection of the works and drawings of Beatrix Potter: catalogue of works on paper. London: The Trustees of the Linder Collection, 1996 (1999 reprint).


Sepia; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Dresser; Bureau; Clock; Welsh dresser; Chair; Court cupboard


Furniture; Paintings; Drawings

Production Type



National Art Library

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