Beatrix Potter

1 portrait of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, by Delmar Banner, 1938 - NPG 3635 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Beatrix Potter

by Delmar Banner
oil on canvas, 1938
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Given by Delmar Banner, 1948
Primary Collection
NPG 3635


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The children's writer and artist Beatrix Potter was the creator of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and many other animal characters which have survived their Edwardian origins to become international classics of children's literature. Her life as a Lake District hill sheep farmer is reflected in the background of the painting by her friend and neighbour, Delmar Banner. Given by the artist, 1948.

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