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  • Date:

    ca.1911 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in pencil of nine mice, six on the table sewing and three others climbing steps towards them. Some characters are wearing frock coats. Candlestick at back of table. All drawn with multiple outlines in pencil.


ca.1911 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques



Height: 354 mm, Width: 279 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter ca.1911. 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 mice making coats, unused painting book design (rough sketch), pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, ca.1911, Linder Collection object no. LC.9.B.1, catalogue no. 7.11

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

p.52, cat. no.7.11
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).


Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Table; Frock coats; Candlestick; Mice; Sewing


Anthropomorphism; Animals and Wildlife; Drawings; Books

Production Type



Archive of Art and Design

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