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  • Place of origin:

    Newlands Valley (drawn)

  • Date:

    13/09/1904 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sepia ink over pencil

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.229-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in sepia ink over pencil of a farm house at the top of a steep path , bushes and stone walls in front. Hens in foreground in centre only lightly inked in. Outbuildings in foreground to the right.

Place of Origin

Newlands Valley (drawn)


13/09/1904 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Sepia ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'No 1 - / [] / Sept 13 04'
Inscribed in pencil, bottom left.


Height: 270 mm, Width: 211 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Newlands Valley, Sept 13 1904. 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 Lucie's cottage: 'Little-town', sepia ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Newlands Valley, 1904, Linder Collection object no. LC.25.B.3, catalogue no. 4.49

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

p.39, cat. no. 4.49
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).
Potter, Beatrix. The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1905.


Sepia ink; Ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Hens; Farmhouse; Outhouses


Drawings; Books; Illustration; Landscapes

Production Type



National Art Library

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