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drawing - Moorland and trees, Gwaynynog
  • Moorland and trees, Gwaynynog
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Moorland and trees, Gwaynynog

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Gwaynynog (drawn)

  • Date:

    3rd June 1911 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and pen and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.1028

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Beatrix Potter made this landscape sketch in June 1911, while staying in the house of her uncle and aunt, Fred and Harriet Burton: Gwaynynog, in Denbighshire in Wales. Before her marriage in 1913, Potter accompanied her family to Scotland, Wales or the Lake District for holidays, and from 1903 until her marriage she visited Gwaynynog regularly. The house and garden inspired two unpublished stories, an unfinished tale of two bats, ‘Flittermouse and Fluttermouse’, and the story ‘Llewellyn’s Well’, written around the time this sketch was made, in 1911. The garden at Gwaynynog, which Potter described in her journal in 1903 as ‘the prettiest kind of garden’, also became the setting for one of Beatrix Potter’s published ‘little books’; The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. This sketch shows the surrounding landscape.

Physical description

A pencil and pen and ink sketch of fields or moorland, with a line of trees on the left.

Place of Origin

Gwaynynog (drawn)

Date

3rd June 1911 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gwaynynog June 3rd 11'
Inscribed in pencil by the artist, bottom left.

Dimensions

Height: 136 mm sheet, Width: 209 mm sheet

Object history note

Drawn by Beatrix Potter at Gwaynynog, 3rd June 1911. 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

Sketch of moorland with a line of trees on the left, drawn by Beatrix Potter at Gwaynynog on 3rd June 1911; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.549.

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.549.

p.59; no.549
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

Moors; Landscapes; Trees; Fields

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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