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  • Place of origin:

    Kirkcudbright (drawn)

  • Date:

    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.114-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour over pencil of a village scene with cottages and a prominent conifer to the left. Wooded banks of inlet or river with a building (probably a boathouse) in the centre. Trees and hills beyond. Sunset in sky.

Place of Origin

Kirkcudbright (drawn)


1899 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil


Height: 143 mm, Width: 159 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, probably 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 of village scene: Kirkcudbright, watercolour over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Kirkcudbright, probably 1899, Linder Collection object no. LC.14.A.4, catalogue no. 3.53

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

p.25, cat. no. 3.53
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; Card



Subjects depicted

Cottages; Trees; Inlet; Village; Trees; Boat house; Sunset


Drawings; Paintings; Landscapes; Scotland

Production Type



National Art Library

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