"Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters"

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Photograph: Princeton University Library
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Photograph: Princeton University Library
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Photograph: Graham S. Haber
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Photograph: Graham S. Haber
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Photograph: Graham S. Haber
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Photograph: Graham S. Haber
Tuesday January 1 2013 10:30 - 17:00
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.
Event phone: 212-685-0008
Event website: http://themorgan.org