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drawing - A meadow surrounded by woodland with a rabbit in the foreground
  • A meadow surrounded by woodland with a rabbit in the foreground
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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A meadow surrounded by woodland with a rabbit in the foreground

  • Object:

    drawing

  • Date:

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

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink over pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    BP.1021

  • 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 parents on extended summer holidays, often taking the opportunity to sketch the places she visited. This pen and ink drawing may have been made during one of these stays. The comparable view and the rabbit the lower left of the composition suggest a link between this drawing and another landscape study in the collection (V&A object no. BP.1233(v)).

Physical description

A pen and ink landscape with a meadow surrounded by a fence, woodland in the background and a rabbit in the left foreground.

Date

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

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink over pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 199 mm sheet, Width: 300 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 drawing of a meadow surrounded by woodland with a rabbit in the foreground, drawn by Beatrix Potter, late 19th century - early 20th century; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.626.

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.66; no.626
p.66; no.626
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; Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Woodlands; Trees; Landscapes; Fences; Rabbits; Meadows; Fields

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Archive of Art and Design

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