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  • Place of origin:

    Hastings (possibly, drawn)
    Winchelsea (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1900 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.122-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in pencil of garments and linen hanging in the foreground on clothes lines. Roofscape and cottages side-on behind. Battered shed with dinghy and carts to the right.

Place of Origin

Hastings (possibly, drawn)
Winchelsea (possibly, drawn)


ca.1900 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques



Height: 255 mm, Width: 164 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter ca.1900. 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 washing on clothes lines, pencil, by Beatrix Potter, probably Hastings or Winchelsea, ca.1900, Linder Collection object LC.14.B.6, catalogue no. 3.67

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

p.27, cat. no. 3.67
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

Subject; Cart; Town; Dinghy; Laundry; Roofs; Shed


Drawings; Tourism & Travel

Production Type



National Art Library

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