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Jeremy Fisher sitting on a water lily leaf, fishing: preparatory drawing for The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

Drawing
1906 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Drawing in pencil and pen and ink of a frog sitting on a water lily pad and casting a rod to the right of the picture. Head is facing towards the water. Basket behind frog on the lily pad. Three fish drawn underneath the water heading to the end of the rod. Reeds behind. All loosely sketched, the frog and lily pad only in ink.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and pen and ink
Brief Description
Drawing, Jeremy Fisher sitting on a water lily leaf, fishing: preparatory drawing for The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, pencil and pen and ink, by Beatrix Potter, Esthwaite Water, ca.1906, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.840
Physical Description
Drawing in pencil and pen and ink of a frog sitting on a water lily pad and casting a rod to the right of the picture. Head is facing towards the water. Basket behind frog on the lily pad. Three fish drawn underneath the water heading to the end of the rod. Reeds behind. All loosely sketched, the frog and lily pad only in ink.
Dimensions
  • Height: 205mm
  • Width: 125mm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Linder Bequest [plus object number; written on labels on the same line as the object number]
Object history
Drawn by Beatrix Potter, probably in 1906. 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.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
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.91, cat. no. 840
Other Number
LB.840 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.508(B)

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record createdSeptember 6, 2013
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