Drawing

02/09-1897-03/09/1897 (drawn)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D
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Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil of two types of fungi. Two examples of a Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) are shown on the left, a tall thin specimen on the far side with a shorter stumpier specimen beside. Both have smooth yellow/orange caps, peeling stems and gills visible on the underside of the specimen on the far left. On the right are specimens of the Scarlet Fly Cap (Amanita muscaria). The caps are red with evidence of white spores on them. The left hand sample is mid size with a rounded cap. The middle specimen has a more level, wide cap with gills visible on the underside. There is a small indication of foliage and then a cross section of the same fungus on the right.


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Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil.
Brief Description
Examples of Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) and examples of Scarlet Fly Cap (Amanita muscaria), watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, by Beatrix Potter, Ullock, 1897, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.292
Physical Description
Drawing in watercolour and pen and ink over pencil of two types of fungi. Two examples of a Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) are shown on the left, a tall thin specimen on the far side with a shorter stumpier specimen beside. Both have smooth yellow/orange caps, peeling stems and gills visible on the underside of the specimen on the far left. On the right are specimens of the Scarlet Fly Cap (Amanita muscaria). The caps are red with evidence of white spores on them. The left hand sample is mid size with a rounded cap. The middle specimen has a more level, wide cap with gills visible on the underside. There is a small indication of foliage and then a cross section of the same fungus on the right.
Dimensions
  • Height: 304mm
  • Width: 430mm (Note: Size of paper)
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Ullock - Sep 2nd '97' (In pencil within specimens of Yellow Grisette.)
  • 'Sep 3- 97' (In pencil within specimens of Scarlet Fly cap.)
Object history
Drawn by Beatrix Potter in Ullock, 2-3 September 1897. 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.
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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.33, cat. no. 292, and facing p.40, Plate XII
Other Number
LB.292 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.244

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