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January 27, 2007


I always rather admired the work of Beatrix Potter--painting a lot of mice wearing clothes myself, it was probably inevitable--but it wasn't until I read those articles that I realize I knew pretty much nothing about her. I had a sort of vague, fuzzy notion of the grandmotherly sort, armed with watercolors, and that's about as far as it went. Thank you for the links, I had no idea!

She really was a fascinating woman, and the Linda Lear biography is well worth tracking down.

Post script:
Ursula, I followed the link to your own website. Charming work!

Oh! Thank you! Glad you liked it!

Thanks Terri,

I remember being thunder struck when I saw an exhibition of her originals in NYC many years ago. Then I read one of several books on her art and life and was even more impressed.

You've just confirmed all my suspicions about the film. At first I was excited to hear that there was a movie about her life comming out but then as I read between the lines of each review I started to suspect that they'd left out everything that was interesting.

I mean, the fact that her brother was married for 7 years (only seeing his bride on vacation) before he told their parents speaks volumes about the tension that must have inhabited that Victorian home.

Lordy, the mind just boggles.


Many thanks for the Linda Lear book recommendation - I now know what to buy my wife for her birthday present - she's a massive Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter fan, so this is definitely going to make her happy.


This biography was already on my list, but I'm even more eager now to read it.

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