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  • Drawings of parkland and a pathway through trees
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Drawings of parkland and a pathway through trees

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Gwaynynog (drawn)

  • Date:

    18 May 1912 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.331

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) 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.

Before her marriage in 1913, Beatrix Potter accompanied her family to Scotland, Wales or the Lake District for holidays. This sheet is dated 18th May 1912, when Potter is thought to have been staying in Gwaynynog, in Denbighshire in Wales. Gwaynynog was the home of her aunt and uncle and she visited it regularly from 1903 until her marriage ten years later.

Physical description

A sheet with a central horizontal fold line with a landscape format drawing of parkland dominated by a tree in the middle-ground (upper) and a portrait format drawing of a pathway through trees (lower). There is a small rough sketch of a fence on the verso (lower right).

Place of Origin

Gwaynynog (drawn)

Date

18 May 1912 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'May 18. 12'
inscribed in pencil by the artist, centre left

Dimensions

Height: 267 mm sheet, Width: 210 mm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter 18 May 1912. 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

Drawings of parkland (upper) and of a pathway through trees (lower), probably in Gwaynynog, Denbigh, by Beatrix Potter, 18 May 1912, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.548.

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.59; no. 548
p.59; no. 548
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

Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Parks; Paths; Trees

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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