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Drawing

11/1876 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Drawing in pencil of a jungle scene. Two prominent trees, one either side of a pool. A large trunk of tree also spans between them. A patterned snake is coiled around the left end of the trunk and a jaguar is approaching it from the right. Above are monkeys in the other branches of the trees and below in the pool are two tortoises and lily pads.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil on card
Brief Description
Drawing of a jungle scene depicting a snake coiled around a branch with an approaching jaguar, monkeys above in the trees, pencil on card : possibly copied from a book illustration. By Beatrix Potter, Great Britain, 1876, Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.77
Physical Description
Drawing in pencil of a jungle scene. Two prominent trees, one either side of a pool. A large trunk of tree also spans between them. A patterned snake is coiled around the left end of the trunk and a jaguar is approaching it from the right. Above are monkeys in the other branches of the trees and below in the pool are two tortoises and lily pads.
Dimensions
  • Height: 265mm
  • Width: 365mm (Note: Size of paper.)
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 Nov. 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
Associated Object
BP.900 (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.77
Other Number
LB.77 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.899

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record createdFebruary 17, 2014
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