Leslie Linder: Decoding Beatrix Potter

Discover Leslie Linder, how he cracked the code of Beatrix Potter’s secret journal and showed the world her art.

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  • Wednesday, 17 April – Sunday, 15 September 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Room 102, Leighton Gallery

  • Free event

 Leslie Linder: Decoding Beatrix Potter photo

On the 50th anniversary of Leslie Linder’s gift to the Museum, this display celebrates his unrivalled Beatrix Potter collection and shines a light on Linder’s contribution to our knowledge of the world-famous author and illustrator. Discover how he deciphered Potter’s secret code-written journals, uncovering hidden stories about the artist’s life before Peter Rabbit.

Header image: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), Guinea Pigs Gardening, 1893, watercolour, pen and ink and pencil on paper, Linder Bequest BP.521(a) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.