Lost Beatrix Potter Illustrations Discovered

Lost Beatrix Potter Illustrations Discovered
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Beatrix Potter is legendary for her animal-centric children’s books, which she both wrote and illustrated. Fan interest, then, should be piqued at the recent discovery of several non-children themed drawings.

Four of Potter’s lost illustrations have been uncovered in Suffolk, at a National Trust property, reports The Guardian. The works capture the author’s experiences at Melford Hall, a place that Potter visited often from 1899 to 1938 and was owned by relatives.

Josephine Waters, house manager of Melford Hall, is responsible for the discovery of two drawings. Another was announced by Richard Hyde Parker, 12th baronet, who lives in Melford Hall. The final illustration was found by Jean, Hyde Parker’s wife.

The National Trust will publicly display Potter’s lost artwork from July 13th through October. You can view some of the images at The Guardian website.

Are there any children’s illustrators who you grew up with and still hold in high regard? Beatrix Potter is definitely one of mine!

Raine Winters

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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