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textile - Circular place mat showing Mr Tod shutting Jemima in the shed
  • Circular place mat showing Mr Tod shutting Jemima in the shed
    Potter, Beatrix, born 1866 - died 1943
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Circular place mat showing Mr Tod shutting Jemima in the shed

  • Object:

    textile

  • Date:

    ca.1908 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour and ink on linen with silk fringe

  • Museum number:

    BP.874:8

  • 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.

This place mat is from a set of twelve decorated with illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s 1908 book, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck (Frederick Warne) and an abridged version of the text. Potter made sets of mats for friends, painting versions of the illustration in watercolour on linen and adding text from the tale in ink.

Physical description

Circular place mat with an illustration showing a fox shutting a duck in a shed printed in the centre. There is a silk fringe and text written in black ink beneath the image.

Date

ca.1908 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour and ink on linen with silk fringe

Dimensions

Height: 195 mm, Width: 195 mm

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Circular place mat from a set of twelve, with a painted watercolour illustration by Beatrix Potter showing Mr Tod shutting Jemima in the shed, ca.1908; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.1877.

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.201; no.1877
p.201; no.1877
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.
Taylor, Judy, Joyce Irene Whalley, Anne Stevenson Hobbs, Elizabeth M Battrick. Beatrix Potter 1866-1943: the Artist and Her World. 1987. London: Frederick Warne & Co. p.136 (discussed)
p.136 (discussed)
Taylor, Judy, Joyce Irene Whalley, Anne Stevenson Hobbs, Elizabeth M Battrick. Beatrix Potter 1866-1943: the Artist and Her World. 1987. London: Frederick Warne & Co.

Materials

Watercolour; Ink; Linen; Silk

Techniques

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Doors; Barrels; Mats; Anthropomorphism; Plants; Illustrations; Ducks; Sheds; Foxes; Animals

Collection

Archive of Art and Design

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