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  • Place of origin:

    Ullock (Cumbria) (drawn)

  • Date:

    02/09-1897-03/09/1897 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil of two types of fungi. Two examples of a Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) are shown on the left, a tall thin specimen on the far side with a shorter stumpier specimen beside. Both have smooth yellow/orange caps, peeling stems and gills visible on the underside of the specimen on the far left. On the right are specimens of the Scarlet Fly Cap (Amanita muscaria). The caps are red with evidence of white spores on them. The left hand sample is mid size with a rounded cap. The middle specimen has a more level, wide cap with gills visible on the underside. There is a small indication of foliage and then a cross section of the same fungus on the right.

Place of Origin

Ullock (Cumbria) (drawn)


02/09-1897-03/09/1897 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil.

Marks and inscriptions

'Ullock - Sep 2nd '97'
In pencil within specimens of Yellow Grisette.

'Sep 3- 97'
In pencil within specimens of Scarlet Fly cap.


Height: 304 mm, Width: 430 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Ullock, 2-3 September 1897. Acquired by the V&A from Leslie Linder (1904-1973) in 1973 as part of the Linder Bequest, a collection of ca. 2150 watercolours, drawings, literary manuscripts, correspondence, books, photographs, and other memorabilia associated with Beatrix Potter and her family.

Descriptive line

Drawing, examples of Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) and examples of Scarlet Fly Cap (Amanita muscaria), watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Ullock, 1897, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.292

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

p.33, cat. no. 292, and facing p.40, Plate XII
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson, and Joyce Irene Whalley, eds. Beatrix Potter: the V & A collection : the Leslie Linder bequest of Beatrix Potter material : watercolours, drawings, manuscripts, books, photographs and memorabilia. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985.


Watercolour; Ink; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Botanical illustration; Fungi


Drawings; Paintings; Gardens & Gardening

Production Type



National Art Library

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