Beatrix Potter, 'The Gentleman Mouse Bows'

Beatrix Potter, 'The Gentleman Mouse Bows'

Beatrix Potter
'The Gentleman Mouse Bows'
1903
Pencil and watercolour
© Frederick Warne & Co. 2006

Beatrix Potter dressed the mice in authentic 18th-century costume, based partially on garments in the V&A’s collections. Gentleman Mouse wears court dress, with a tricorne hat. The teacups date from about 1800.