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

Design

1890 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The design is one of two parts, intended to be layered and form a circular card which opens up to reveal a mouse hidden in leaves.
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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Brief Description
Christmas card design, by Beatrix Potter in watercolour and pen and ink. An early design for Hildesheimer and Faulkner. Linder Bequest catalogue number LB 1787. Part of a two part design. This part shows the outside of the nest.
Physical Description
The design is one of two parts, intended to be layered and form a circular card which opens up to reveal a mouse hidden in leaves.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12cm
  • Width: 7cm
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.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
BP.442(b) (Ensemble)
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. 1787, p.193.
Other Number
LB.1787 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.442(A)

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record createdMarch 11, 2019
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