Beatrix Potter, 'Still life of apples'

Beatrix Potter, 'Still life of apples'

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
'Still life of apples'
October 1880
Watercolour
Museum no. LB.89
© Frederick Warne & Co. 2007

This watercolour by Beatrix Potter, painted when she was fourteen, is typical of the formal still lifes produced under the direction of her art teacher, Miss Cameron. Miss Cameron taught Beatrix from November 1876 to May 1883. When she finished her lessons with Miss Cameron she wrote in her journal: 'Painting is an awkward thing to teach except the details of the medium. If you and your master are determined to look at nature and art in two different directions you are sure to stick.'