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drawing - Sidmouth or Lyme Regis
  • Sidmouth or Lyme Regis
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Sidmouth or Lyme Regis

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Date:

    1899-1910 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink over pencil

  • Museum number:

    BP.1045

  • 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.

Beatrix Potter enjoyed sketching the British landscape in all seasons, capturing the different locations in England, Scotland and Wales that she visited with her parents prior to her marriage in 1913. She sketched this view of a lane through hilly countryside in pencil before working it up using pen and ink. The inscription in pencil to the right, ‘Sidmouth or Lyme Regis’, looks to be in Potter’s hand: she may have come back to the sketch at a later date unable to recollect exactly where it was made. Potter is recorded as having visited Lyme Regis in April 1904, while she visited Sidmouth on a number of occasions between 1899 and 1910.

Physical description

A pen and ink over pencil sketch of a road leading through hilly countryside, made on paper used in landscape format and inscribed in pencil 'Sidmouth or Lyme Regis'.

Date

1899-1910 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Sidmouth or Lyme Regis'
Inscribed in pencil lower right by the artist (?).

Dimensions

Height: 145 mm sheet, Width: 250 mm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter at Lyme Regis or Sidmouth in the period 1899-1910. 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

Pencil and pen and ink sketch of a track through hilly countryside, a view of Sidmouth or Lyme Regis drawn by Beatrix Potter in the period 1899-1910; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.575.

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.61; no.575.
p.61; no.575
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

Ink; Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Clouds; Roads; Hills

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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