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  • Place of origin:

    Kirkcudbright (drawn)

  • Date:

    09/1899 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.133-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil of a sea lavender plant. Pale green and red/pink leaves at base. Stalk with several offshoots and purple lavender flowers sprouting from them.

Place of Origin

Kirkcudbright (drawn)


09/1899 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Sea Lavender' underlined twice / 'Statice Limonium - ' underlined / 'Kirkcudbright Bay' underlined twice.
Inscribed in blue ink to right of picture.


Height: 293 mm, Width: 241 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in September 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 sea lavender, watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Kirkcudbright Bay, 1899, Linder Collection object no. LC.15.B.5, catalogue no. 2.16

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

p.12, cat. no. 2.16
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; Ink; Pencil; Card



Subjects depicted

Botanical illustration; Sea lavender


Drawings; Paintings; Gardens & Gardening; Scotland

Production Type



National Art Library

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