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Drawing - Shaldon, near Teignmouth
  • Shaldon, near Teignmouth
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Shaldon, near Teignmouth

  • 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.332

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) made some bold watercolours of the south Devon countryside, including a number of views of Teignmouth. This study of nearby Shaldon focuses on the river. Following her 1892 visit to Teignmouth 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 the area 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 watercolour drawing of a river, with houses along a projecting spur of land on the left, completed in watercolour over pencil on paper. The lower half of the landscape composition is comprised of the river, while the upper part includes the houses, distant land and the sky.

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

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm sheet, Width: 23 cm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Shaldon, near 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 river, with buildings along a projecting spur of land. Made by Beatrix Potter in Shaldon, near Teignmouth, Devon.

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. 600
p.64; no.600
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; Houses

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Archive of Art and Design

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