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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1911 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black ink over pencil with some corrections in white gouache

  • Credit Line:

    The Trustees of The Linder Collection

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:LINDER TRUST.278-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in black ink over pencil, with some corrections in white gouache of hedgehog dressed in dress, apron and mob cap leaning over a wooden tub, hand washing a garment. Items of clothing are pegged on wash line behind.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1911 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Black ink over pencil with some corrections in white gouache


Height: 234 mm, Width: 178 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, possibly in 1911. 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 Tiggy-Winkle and her washtub: study for Peter Rabbit's painting book (1911) black ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, possibly 1911, Linder Collection object no. LC.31.B.3, catalogue no. 7.9

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

p.52, cat. no. 7.9
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).
10th pair of pictures
Potter, Beatrix. Peter Rabbit's painting book. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1911.


Ink; Pencil; Paper (fiber product); Gouache



Subjects depicted

Hedgehog; Clothes; Washing; Washtub; Mob cap


Drawings; Illustration; Books; Animals and Wildlife; Anthropomorphism

Production Type



National Art Library

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