Beatrix Potter's London

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Beatrix Potter
Drawing study of a rabbit lying down (Peter); Pencil study of a rabbit, the 'real' Peter Rabbit, drawn by Beatrix Potter, dated 14 February 1899.

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of celebrated children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who was a frequent visitor to the museum where she would often sit and sketch. This exhibition celebrates the date with artworks, original sketches and her earliest published works on show.


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Love Beatrix Potter but this wasn't really an exhibition, more of a tiny corridor with some pieces of her work. However, it was a great glimpse into her life...just wish there was more!


Lovely and too small exhibition about Beatrix Potter's life and work in London before she settled in the Lake District. So pity it's completely hidden and not advertised on any V&A maps as you can discover unseen sketches and drawings influenced by London's lifestyle and which are the genesis of her famous books.  Definitely worth a quick look if you're visiting the V&A. 

Its a very cute exhibit and tells Beatrix's story well. Its a shame its quite small though! Just a single room - I'm sure a bigger display could be put on with all the drawings the V&A have...