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  • Place of origin:

    Kirkcudbright (drawn)

  • Date:

    27/09/1899 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil.

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.113-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour over pencil. Landscape with cattle and line of trees in centre. Rounded hill and white house in trees in background. Sea with rocky islands and sandy spits to the right. Foreground unfinished. Purple/blue clouds in sky but clear light to picture.

Place of Origin

Kirkcudbright (drawn)


27/09/1899 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil.

Marks and inscriptions

'Kirkcudbright bay - / Sept. 27th. 99 -'
In ink with title in detached lettering.


Height: 178 mm, Width: 254 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in 1899. 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 from Mutehill of Kirkcudbright Bay looking towards the sea, watercolour over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Mutehill, 1899, Linder Collection object no. LC.14.A.3, catalogue no. 3.54

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

p.25, cat. no. 3.54
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).


Watercolour; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

House; Coastline; Hills; Trees; Cattle; Sand


Drawings; Paintings; Landscapes; Animals and Wildlife; Scotland

Production Type



National Art Library

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