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Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters

decoration02 Nov. 2012|27 Jan. 2013

Beatrix Potter wrote her first stories in the form of picture letters. Years later she published them in revised and enlarged versions which are now regarded as classics of children’s literature. This exhibition at The Morgan shows twenty picture letters, including the earliest surviving copies and the famous Peter Rabbit. Also on display are commercial designs, nature studies, and fanciful animal drawings. Other objects refer to Beatrix Potter’s independent business methods: She had her first books privately printed at her expense, she defended her rights to her artistic creations, and she personally oversaw the design of toys and games based on her bestselling books.

(Picture: The Morgan Library & Museum)

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DATE
02 Nov. 2012|27 Jan. 2013
ADDRESS
225 Madison Avenue
CITY
New York
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
The Morgan Library & Museum
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