Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
The Porter Gallery, Room 48

Drawing

ca. 1904 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

A door into a rocky hillside, stream and undergrowth.
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Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Pen and ink over pencil on paper
Brief description
Study for background: part of a rocky hillside with a door leading into it. Pencil and sepia ink. Beatrix Potter. Linder Bequest cat. no. LB 879.
Physical description
A door into a rocky hillside, stream and undergrowth.
Dimensions
  • Height: 251mm
  • Width: 210mm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Linder Bequest [plus object number; written on labels on the same line as the object number]
Object history
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.

Previously given to Margaret Lane by Mr Heelis and given to Leslie Linder by Margaret Lane.
Subjects depicted
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.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, cat. no. 879, p.95.
Other number
LB.879 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library number
BP.1025

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Record createdNovember 26, 2018
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