Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1910 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and sepia and black ink over pencil

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.241-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and sepia and black ink over pencil of a mouse dressed in pink striped dress and white apron, holding a dust-pan and brush in her left hand and looking to the left. There is an unfinished sketch of an earwig in the foreground. Earth tunnel in the background.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1910 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and sepia and black ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'12' ringed.
Marked in erased pencil, top right.


Height: 133 mm, Width: 105 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, probably in 1910. 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 Mrs Tittlemouse with the dust-pan and broom, watercolour, sepia and black ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, probably 1910, Linder Collection object no. LC.27.A.2, catalogue no. 4.53

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

p.40, cat. no. 4.53
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. Tittlemouse. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1910.


Watercolour; Sepia ink; Ink



Subjects depicted

Mouse; Brush; Mouse hole; Earwig; Dustpan


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

Production Type



National Art Library

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.