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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1892 (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.192-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil. A white rabbit scurries away to the back of a corridor that spans from the left foreground to the right hand background of the illustration. Corridor is red-carpeted and wooden paneled. Fan and gloves are left on the floor in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


ca.1892 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil


Height: 107 mm, Width: 91 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, circa 1892. 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 White Rabbit, watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, circa 1892, Linder Collection object no. LC.21.A.2(b), catalogue no. 5.4(b)

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

p.45, cat. no. 5.4(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; Ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Carpet; Gloves; Fan; Corridor; Rabbits; Paneling


Drawings; Paintings; Illustration; Animals and Wildlife; Anthropomorphism; Books

Production Type



Archive of Art and Design

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