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Beatrix Potter

Although she died in 1943, Beatrix Potter is still one of the world's best-selling and best-loved children's authors. She wrote and illustrated a total of 28 books, including the 23 Tales, the 'little books' that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over 100 million copies.

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Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddleduck and the Ducklings (Mounted Print)

Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddleduck and the Ducklings (Mounted Print)

A new presentation of Beatrix Potter's wonderful illustrations.  Printed using digital pigment ink (giclee) printing to ensure maximum vibrancy a…

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - The Tale of Beatrix Potter and Ernest Aris

Wed 09 December 2015–Fri 22 July 2016

DISPLAY: In 1916 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) engaged a prolific commercial artist, Ernest Aris (1882-1963), to illustrate her story, ‘The Oakmen’. She sent Aris a set of pencil designs for the illustrations, with instructions for colour and composition, but concealed both the story and her own identity.

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