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Drawing - View of a bridge from across a river, with boat in foreground
  • View of a bridge from across a river, with boat in foreground
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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View of a bridge from across a river, with boat in foreground

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Teignmouth (made)

  • Date:

    1892-1910

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.333

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) made some bold watercolours of the south Devon countryside, including a number of views of Teignmouth. Following her 1892 visit to the town she said in her journal: ‘I looked with interest across the muddy estuary at Teignmouth where Fanny Burney wrote her sprightly journal in 1773…’ Potter also visited Teignmouth in 1909 and 1910.

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 small boat on a river, across which a bridge can be seen, completed in watercolour over pencil on paper. The foreground is comprised of the river and boat, while the upper part of the landscape composition denotes a wide bridge over an estuary, with distant hills beyond.

Place of Origin

Teignmouth (made)

Date

1892-1910

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Teignmouth'
Inscribed on verso according to the referenced catalogue; this could not be checked at the time of cataloguing due to the sheet having since been laid down on heavy paper.

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm sheet, Width: 23 cm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Teignmouth. 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 study of a boat on a river, with a bridge over an estuary. Made by Beatrix Potter in Teignmouth.

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.64; no. 604
p.64; no.604
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; Paper

Techniques

Drawn; Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Rivers; Boats; Estuaries

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Archive of Art and Design

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