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Drawing

1905 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) purchased Hill Top farm in 1905. The farm building remained her private space once she was married, serving as a sanctuary and as a place to develop her stories and sketches. The Heelises lived at Castle Cottage which bordered Hill Top’s land.

This sepia drawing of the farmhouse sets it within the context of its surroundings, with the dry stone walls bordering the farmland visible in the foreground, and the mountainous backdrop of the Lake District terrain.

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
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read Beatrix Potter's inspirations The appeal of Beatrix Potter's book illustrations lies in the combination of romance and fantasy with a strong sense of place captured in realistic backdrops. The places she visited with her family provided endless inspiration for her imagery. The Potter family regularly travelled during t...
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
sepia ink and pencil on paper
Brief Description
Drawing of Hill Top, Near Sawrey in sepia ink, by Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey, ca.1905, Linder Collection object no. LC.15.A.1, catalogue no. 3.12.
Physical Description
Sepia ink drawing of Hill Top farmhouse. Porch and two trees are visible at the front of the house and four sets of windows on the main house and three windows on the wing on the left-hand side. Fields surrounded by stone walls in the foreground, with a road between these and the farmhouse. Trees and fells in the background. Some pencil lines in the foreground where the drawing is unfinished.
Dimensions
  • Height: 187mm
  • Width: 267mm
size of paper
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by the Linder Collection
Object history
Given by Leslie Linder (1904-1973) to the National Book League (now the Book Trust) in 1970 as part of a representative selection of Beatrix Potter's work. This selection, comprising 279 drawings and 38 early editions and now known as the Linder Collection, was formerly on long-term loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1989 and 2019 form the charitable trust, The Linder Trust.
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Places Depicted
Summary
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) purchased Hill Top farm in 1905. The farm building remained her private space once she was married, serving as a sanctuary and as a place to develop her stories and sketches. The Heelises lived at Castle Cottage which bordered Hill Top’s land.



This sepia drawing of the farmhouse sets it within the context of its surroundings, with the dry stone walls bordering the farmland visible in the foreground, and the mountainous backdrop of the Lake District terrain.



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
Bibliographic Reference
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson (compiler). The Linder Collection of the works and drawings of Beatrix Potter: catalogue of works on paper. London: The Trustees of the Linder Collection, 1996 (1999 reprint).Brief catalogue entry, no. 3.12
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:LINDER TRUST.123-1994 - Previous Loan Number
  • 3.12 - Linder Collection catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
LC 15/A/1

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