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Drawing - Snow-covered barn (near Sawrey)
  • Snow-covered barn (near Sawrey)
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Snow-covered barn (near Sawrey)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Lake District (made)

  • Date:

    7/03/1909

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.1478

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Following her purchase of Hill Top in the Lake District in 1905, Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) made many studies of the Lakeland landscape in all seasons. This watercolour study of a snow-covered barn is dated 7 March 1909, when Potter was staying at Hill Top in Near Sawrey. A number of other studies of the snowy Lakeland landscape dating from this stay are also in the Linder Bequest. Potter enjoyed sketching outdoors and thought the Lakeland fells 'even more impressive in mist and snow'.

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors and illustrators. She wrote the majority of the twenty-three Original Peter Rabbit Books between 1901 and 1913. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Frederick Warne, 1902) is her most famous and best-loved tale.

Physical description

A drawing of a snow-covered barn surrounded by snow-covered trees, with trees in the foreground and hills in the distance. The barn, delineated with browns, peeks through the white and blue-greys of the snow.

Place of Origin

Lake District (made)

Date

7/03/1909

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'March 7. 09'
Inscribed lower left in pencil by the artist.

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm sheet, Width: 18 cm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in the Lake District in 1909. 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

Watercolour and pencil drawing of a snow-covered barn, made in 1909.

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

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. p.69; no. 677
p.69; no.677
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.

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil

Techniques

Drawn; Watercolour; Painting

Subjects depicted

Snow; Hills; Barns; Trees

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Archive of Art and Design

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