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drawing - Beech tree in a field
  • Beech tree in a field
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Beech tree in a field

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Derwentwater (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    16th September 1904 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink and pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.1148

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Before her marriage in 1913, Beatrix Potter accompanied her family on extended summer holidays and she often took the opportunity to sketch the places she visited. From 1885 the family regularly spent their summers at Lingholm near Keswick, where Potter made drawings of the parkland and the lake, Derwentwater. This pen and ink drawing of two large beech trees in a field is dated 16th September 1904, which coincides with a stay at Lingholm; it is likely to have been made nearby.

Physical description

A pen and ink drawing of two beech trees in a field.

Place of Origin

Derwentwater (possibly, drawn)

Date

16th September 1904 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sept 16 '04'
Inscribed in pencil by the artist, lower left.

Dimensions

Height: 208 mm sheet, Width: 264 mm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter, 16th September 1904. 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

Pen and ink drawing of a beech tree in a field, possibly near Lingholm, drawn by Beatrix Potter, 16th September 1904; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.612.

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.612
p.64; no.612
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

Fields; Beech; Landscapes; Trees

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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