Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters
Please join us at The Morgan Library & Museum on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. for a tour given by John Bidwell, Astor Curator of Printed Books & Bindings, of the exhibition Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters. This event is limited to 20 participants.
From The Morgan
Library & Museum website (http://themorgan.org):
This exhibition tells how a largely self-taught artist and writer used a series of private letters to develop some of the most vividly depicted animal characters in all of children's literature. Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. Illustrated with pen-drawn vignettes, the letters are displayed with more than eighty related items, including printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.
Image: Detail, Beatrix Potter (1866–1943), "My rabbit Peter is so lazy." Autograph letter signed to Noël Moore, 4 February 1895. The Morgan Library & Museum. Gift of Colonel David McC. McKell, 1959; MA 2009.2