"Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters"
Until Sun Jan 27 2013
Photograph: Princeton University Library
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Oct 5 2012
The Morgan’s latest offering sheds considerable light on the creative process of kid-lit maverick Beatrix Potter with an extensive collection of original drawings, first-edition publications and even spinoff merchandise. Childhood sketches, from a scarily accurate spider to adorable scenes of ice-skating bunnies; an eight-page illustrated letter containing the tale of Peter Rabbit, the book that launched her career; a nine-foot-long accordian-style manuscript of A Fierce Bad Rabbit; and two examples of tie-in goodies—a Jemima Puddleduck doll and Peter Rabbit board game—dreamed up by the artist herself, are among the historical fare.