Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter - Fenwick Gallery

 

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866 and grew up living the conventionally sheltered life of a Victorian girl in a well-to-do household. She was educated at home by a governess with her brother Bertram. Her constant companions were the pet animals she kept which she enjoyed studying and sketching. On summer holidays she delighted in exploring the countryside and learning about plants and animals from her own observations. Beatrix Potter’s career as a children’s illustrator and storyteller began when The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne and Co. in 1902. The public loved it as soon as it appeared and Beatrix went on to produce on average two books a year until 1910. In the early years of publishing her editor was Norman Warne and they fell in love and became engaged in 1905. Unfortunately the marriage never took place as Norman died suddenly. The money she earned from her ‘little books', as she called them, gave her financial independence and she began to purchase property in her beloved Lake District. In 1913 she married William Heelis, a Lakeland solicitor, and made Sawrey her permanent home. Writing and painting began to take second place to farming, sheep-breeding and buying stretches of the beautiful Lakeland countryside to ensure their conservation. When she died in 1943 she left over 4,000 acres of land and fifteen farms to the nation.

 

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Beatrix Potter - Benjamin & Peter Rabbit with Onions
Beatrix Potter - Benjamin & Peter Rabbit with Onions
Collector's Edition of 495 Image:  170 x 225 mm Mounted:  350 x 410 mm  

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Beatrix Potter - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail & Peter
Beatrix Potter - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail & Peter
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Beatrix Potter - Jemima with Mr Fox
Beatrix Potter - Jemima with Mr Fox
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Beatrix Potter - Jeremy Fisher
Beatrix Potter - Jeremy Fisher
BP9003    LOW STOCK Official Collector's Edition of 495Image: 170mm x 225mmMounted: 350mm x 410mm  

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Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Eating Radishes
Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Eating Radishes
  Peter Rabbit eating radishes Collector's Edition of 495 Image:  170 x 225 mm Mounted:  350 x 410 mm    

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Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
BP9005 LOW STOCKOfficial Collector's Edition of 495Image: 170mm x 225mmMounted: 350mm x 410mmUnframed RRP: £69.00

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Beatrix Potter -Mrs Tiggy Winkle went sniffle, sniffle
Beatrix Potter -Mrs Tiggy Winkle went sniffle, sniffle
Collector's Edition of 495 Image:  170 x 225 mm Mounted:  350 x 410 mm  

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