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  • Place of origin:

    2, Bolton Gardens (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1893 (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.159-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour over pencil of the outside of a wicker basket in two oval parts, hinged together. Top of basket partly obscured my image of a large blank label tied to hinge with string.

Place of Origin

2, Bolton Gardens (probably, drawn)


1893 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil


Height: 228 mm, Width: 152 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter probably in 1893. 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 the underside of basket: design for the outside of a shaped greetings card, watercolour over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, probably 2 Bolton Gardens, probably 1893, Linder Collection object no. LC.18.A.5, catalogue no. 7.6(b)

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

p.51, cat. no. 7.6(b)
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

Wicker; Basket


Drawings; Paintings; Greeting cards

Production Type



Archive of Art and Design

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