Beatrix Potter, Sketch of the Mayor's waistcoat

Beatrix Potter, Sketch of the Mayor's waistcoat

Beatrix Potter
Sketch of the Mayor's waistcoat
1903
Watercolour and pencil
The Trustees of the Linder Collection LC 9/A/2
© Frederick Warne & Co. 2006

Beatrix Potter’s sketch shows the V&A’s waistcoat as it appears on page 53 of the 2002 edition of The Tailor of Gloucester. The waistcoat has been folded in half to show the left front. Beatrix observes tiny details with great accuracy, specially in the embroidered leaves and flowers along the front edge.