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  • Place of origin:

    Bolton Gardens (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in watercolour over pencil of the right hand side of a back garden. Tree to the right, flower beds surrounded by brick tiling. Pathway around perimeter and lawn with white daisies and some yellow buttercups. Bushes only in flower beds. Sketchily drawn. Green bushes and trees in background. Dark colours, no sky.

Place of Origin

Bolton Gardens (drawn)


ca.1880 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil


Height: 295 mm, Width: 230 mm

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter at 2 Bolton Gardens, Kensington. 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 of the back garden of 2 Bolton Gardens, watercolour over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Bolton Gardens, circa 1880, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.18

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

p.12, cat. no. LB.18
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; Pencil; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted



Gardens & Gardening; Children & Childhood; Drawings; Paintings

Production Type



National Art Library

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