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ca. 1905 (drawn)
Place of origin

Study of a spring amid foliage.

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Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Pencil and watercolour on paper
Brief description
Pencil and watercolour study for the spring (which Lucie found 'bubbling out from the hill side'. Probably Newlands Valley, Lake District. Beatrix Potter, ca. 1905. Linder Bequest cat. no. LB 874.
Physical description
Study of a spring amid foliage.
  • Height: 22.5cm
  • Width: 19cm
Production typeUnique
Marks and inscriptions
[Kent] (watermark)
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- (to check - may be incorrect).
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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.
Other number
LB.874 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
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Record createdNovember 29, 2018
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