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  • Place of origin:

    Merioneth (drawn)

  • Date:

    24/08/1905 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and sepia ink over pencil

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.128-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and sepia ink over pencil of a gate in a wall. Path leads to a ramshackle gate in a stone wall. Gate is open in the background of the picture. Thick foliage to the right. Stone barn and trees behind back stone wall.

Place of Origin

Merioneth (drawn)


24/08/1905 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and sepia ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Aug 24th 05'
Inscibed in pencil in bottom left.


Height: 227 mm, Width: 190 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, August 24th 1905. 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 a gate in a wall, watercolour and sepia ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, near Merioneth, North Wales, 1905, Linder Collection object no. LC.15.A.6, catalogue no. 3.63

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

p.26, catalogue no.3.63
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; Sepia ink; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Dry wall; Gate; Trees


Drawings; Paintings; Landscapes

Production Type



Archive of Art and Design

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