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drawing - View along a lane bordered by a wall and trees, with rabbits and a boy crying
  • View along a lane bordered by a wall and trees, with rabbits and a boy crying
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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View along a lane bordered by a wall and trees, with rabbits and a boy crying

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Date:

    late 19th century - early 20th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink and pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.1033(a)

  • 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.

Within this drawing the quite highly finished pen and ink areas, showing a lane bordered by a wall, with trees in the right, are in contrast to the rough pencil sketches of rabbits and a boy crying. Another, less finished, version of the composition is also in the Linder Bequest (see object number BP.1033(b)).

Date

late 19th century - early 20th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 226 mm sheet, Width: 293 mm sheet

Object history note

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 and pencil study of a view along a lane bordered by a wall and trees, with rabbits and a boy crying, drawn by Beatrix Potter; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.588.

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.62; no.588
p.62; no.588
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

Lanes; Landscapes; Trees; Rabbits; Boys; Walls

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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