Book Fair Reports
Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters (UNITED STATES)
From: 02 Nov 2012 - To: 27 Jan 2013
|Organized by:||The Morgan Library & Museum|
|Venue:||The Morgan Library & Museum|
|Address:||225 Madison Avenue|
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)