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Beatrix Potter "Benjamin Bunny" c.1904
Beatrix Potter "Benjamin Bunny" c.1904
From The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Amazingly, Beatrix Potter did not have any formal training in art but was largely self-taught. It was through her study of nature (much of it at the British Museum of Natural History) and through her practice of drawing small objects that her drawing skills developed. Interestingly, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, featuring Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail, and Peter originated in 1893 as a letter to cheer up the ailing son of her former governess. From this original letter, the idea for The Tale of Peter Rabbit was hatched and in 1901, having failed to attract a publisher she published the book privately. Though it was an instant hit, it was not until 1902 that Frederick Warne & Co. agreed to become her publisher, producing the first trade edition. As an artist and author Beatrix Potter was fabulously successful, but a lesser known side of her personal history was her passionate interest in farming. After her marriage to attorney William Heelis the main focus of her life evolved from her writing activities at Hill Top Farm to full time farming. She became very well known as a breeder of prize pigs and Herdwick sheep, the native sheep of the Lake District. In addition to her very significant and enduring contributions to the classic children's literature Beatrix Potter left a lasting legacy as one of the prime benefactors of the National Trust, permanently ensuring the preservation of her beloved Lake District region for future generations.

12mo., 3 1/2" x 5" overall measurement, left margin slightly uneven from disbinding otherwise excellent condition, London, c. 1904. *Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.

Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
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