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drawing - A game of cards
  • A game of cards
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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A game of cards

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1893 (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.183-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil of three brown piebald mice playing cards around a square baize-topped table. Mouse on left of table deals blue-backed cards. Green upholstered wooden chairs. Tails trail underneath chairs.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


ca.1893 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil


Height: 158 mm, Width: 105 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter ca.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, A game of cards, watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, ca.1893, Linder Collection object no. LC.20.A.4, catalogue no. 6.3

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

p.49, cat. no. 6.3
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson (compiler). The Linder Collection of the works and drawings of Beatrix Potter : catalogue of works on paper. London, 1999


Watercolour; Ink; Sepia ink; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Mouse; Cards; Baize; Table


Drawings; Paintings; Animals and Wildlife; Anthropomorphism; Games

Production Type



National Art Library

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