Sunday, 11 July 2010

Peter Rabbit's Tale

If you're looking for an art display for children of all ages to visit over the school summer holiday, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has recently opened Peter Rabbit™: the tale of The Tale, which draws on the Beatrix Potter collections of the V&A and Frederick Warne & Co to trace the story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit from its conception in 1893 to its publication by Frederick Warne & Co in 1902. The original illustrations to the tale are displayed in sequence alongside the text of the story. Beatrix Potter's preliminary drawings, manuscripts and personal correspondence are also shown. And the price is right: admission free. Click the title link for more information and illustrations.


At 3/12/10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is this painting worth?? I have it.

At 4/12/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Lucky you, assuming it is an original watercolour and not a print.

A watercolour of a rabbit by Beatrix Potter fetched £15,600 at Bonhams' auction in London 2 years ago. The record for an original Beatrix Potter illustration is £289,250. Type Beatrix Potter into my search box (top left corner) to see all my posts in which I mention Beatrix Potter. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London might help you authenticate it.

Good luck.


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