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Drawing

11/1876 (drawn)
Place Of Origin

Drawing in pencil of animals by a river. Three antelopes in a group on the front right, one seated and two zebras to the left, one drinking from the water. In the hills behind, progressing to the foreground are five more four-legged animals a two large birds. Large palm tree to the right and more in the background.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil on card
Brief Description
Drawing of an african scene, showing animals by a river, pencil on card: possibly copied from a book illustration, by Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, possibly 1876, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.76
Physical Description
Drawing in pencil of animals by a river. Three antelopes in a group on the front right, one seated and two zebras to the left, one drinking from the water. In the hills behind, progressing to the foreground are five more four-legged animals a two large birds. Large palm tree to the right and more in the background.
Dimensions
  • Height: 265mm
  • Width: 365mm (Note: Size of card.)
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 November 1876. 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 Object
BP.899 (Series)
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.16, cat. no. LB.76
Other Number
LB.76 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.900

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record createdFebruary 14, 2014
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