Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Beatrix Potter: Fabulist

The Beatrix Potter: Fabulist website was published to accompany an exhibition of the same title held at the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University in 2004, to celebrate the publication of the Beatrix Potter Collection of Lloyd E. Cotsen.
The website provides 16 enlargeable images, with annotations, of Beatrix Potter's well-known animal characters, which are based on her detailed drawings of animals, wildlife and the natural world, as well as on character drawings by other children's book illustrators. Some of these are shown alongside Potter's illustrations, and they not only show the influence that earlier artists had on Potter, put also put Potter's artwork in to the context of late 19th-century children's book illustration.
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