Not currently on display at the V&A

Watercolour

ca. 1902 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Mrs. McGregor presenting a pie to Mr. McGregor, only his hands are visible holding knife and fork.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Brief description
Drawing by Beatrix Potter, watercolour and pen and ink, of Mrs McGregor with a pie. Great Britain, ca. 1902? Linder Bequest cat. no. LB.907.
Physical description
Mrs. McGregor presenting a pie to Mr. McGregor, only his hands are visible holding knife and fork.
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.5cm
  • Width: 12cm
Credit line
Linder Bequest [plus object number; written on labels on the same line as the object number]
Object history
This is the same old woman who appears in the privately printed version of The Tale of Peter Rabbit but not in Warne's edition. Inscription by Norman warne 'We still do not like the old woman's face. Will you please have another try at this'. 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.
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.
Other number
LB.907 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library number
BP.469

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Record createdMarch 11, 2019
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