15 August - 21 July 2023 | Event, Public Event

Beatrix Potter and ‘Aesop in the Shadows’

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum London Leighton, Room 102

This display explores Beatrix Potter’s interest in Aesop’s animal fables. From the 1890s Potter reimagined and illustrated some of the fables in her own way. She revisited some of her earlier ideas when planning stories such as “The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse”, which she dedicated to ‘Aesop in the Shadows’.

Image: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), Johnny Town-Mouse visiting Timmy Willie, about 1918, watercolour, sepia ink and pencil on paper © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy of Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.

Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/P6aV9j7B7k/beatrix-potter-and-aesop-in-the-shadows-2022-23



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