21 August 2023 - 15 September 2024 | Event, Public Event

Leslie Linder: Decoding Beatrix Potter at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum London Leighton, Room 102

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

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.

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.

Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/LXLmvkmmrJ/leslie-linder-decoding-beatrix-potter-s-first-curator

More about Leslie Linder can be read in this book. Available in our online shop.


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