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Sketchbook

1 September 1853 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sketchbook with plain paper boards containing copies from illustrated books and other studies in pen and ink (mainly) or watercolour, including bird studies, caricatures of men and animals - bear playing a flute, a dog smoking a pipe and flying ducks wearing bonnets - also one of two law students sitting in armchairs and reading newspapers with papers strewn on the floor, inscribed 'Temple life'.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink, watercolour on paper in leather-bound sketchbook.
Brief Description
Sketchbook used by Rupert Potter, Great Britain, inscribed with date 1 September 1853. Linder Bequest cat. no. LB 1121. Pressmark T.42.L.
Physical Description
Sketchbook with plain paper boards containing copies from illustrated books and other studies in pen and ink (mainly) or watercolour, including bird studies, caricatures of men and animals - bear playing a flute, a dog smoking a pipe and flying ducks wearing bonnets - also one of two law students sitting in armchairs and reading newspapers with papers strewn on the floor, inscribed 'Temple life'.
Dimensions
  • Length: 128mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
  • Width: 128mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
Open dimensions approx: D:128 x W:310 x H:110/140 (with upstand) mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
R. Potter Sept 1 1853. Broughton in Furness. Dinting Lodge, Glossop. (Inscribed by Rupert potter inside cover.)
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.
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. 1121, p.132.
Other Number
LB.1121 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.782

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