Beatrix Potter, Illustrated manuscript of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

Beatrix Potter, Illustrated manuscript of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

Beatrix Potter
Illustrated manuscript of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
1909
© Frederick Warne & Co., 2009

Possessing a flair for both storytelling and illustrating, Potter paid great attention to the subtle interplay of text and image. Here, her drawing of the sleeping rabbits leaves little doubt as to the meaning of 'soporific'.