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drawing - Spring


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Gloucestershire (drawn)

  • Date:

    1903 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pen and ink.

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink. Colours are delicate but vibrant. Pathway leads back to a fence and large tree. Lettuces in flower bed to the left and stone edged flower beds.

Place of Origin

Gloucestershire (drawn)


1903 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pen and ink.

Marks and inscriptions

'I & J H / KENT'


Height: 293 mm, Width: 228 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter at Harescombe Grange, Gloucestershire, circa 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, Spring, watercolour and black ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Harescombe Grange, Gloucestershire, circa 1903, Linder Collection object no. LC.4.A.1, catalogue no. 3.20.

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

p.20, catalogue no. 3.20
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).
Linder, Enid, Leslie Linder and Anne Carroll Moore, The Art of Beatrix Potter. London : Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1955.


Watercolour; Ink; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Paths; Fences; Lettuce; Trees; Flowers


Gardens & Gardening; Drawings

Production Type



National Art Library

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