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drawing - At Evening's Close
  • At Evening's Close
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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At Evening's Close

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Near Sawrey (drawn)

  • Date:

    1902 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and blue washes with sepia ink.

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour, blue washes and sepia ink of a garden with a curved path to a gate in the middle ground. Foliage arch over the gate. Borders to either side of the path contain mainly green plants. Runner beans and field beyond the gate and Coniston Old Man in the background.

Place of Origin

Near Sawrey (drawn)


1902 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and blue washes with sepia ink.

Marks and inscriptions

'I & J H / KENT'


Height: 293 mm, Width: 227 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter at Eeswyke, a house in Near Sawrey, then named 'Lakefield'. 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, At Evening's Close, blue wash and sepia ink, by Beatrix Potter, at Eeswyke, Sawrey, circa 1902, Linder Collection object no. LC.4.A.2, catalogue no. 3.22

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

p.20, cat. no. 3.22
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 ink; Watercolour; Blue wash; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Gate; Mountains; Path; Trees; Gardens; Vegetables; Arch


Drawings; Gardens & Gardening

Production Type



National Art Library

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