Rupert Potter; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis); (Walter) Bertram Potter

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Rupert Potter; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis); (Walter) Bertram Potter, by Rupert Potter, 1894 - NPG P1822 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Rupert Potter; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis); (Walter) Bertram Potter

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 1894
4 1/4 in. x 6 in. (107 mm x 152 mm)
Purchased, 2013
Primary Collection
NPG P1822


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  • Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis) (1866-1943), Children's writer and book illustrator. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • (Walter) Bertram Potter (1872-1918), Artist; brother of Beatrix Potter. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Rupert Potter (1832-1914), Barrister and photographer; father of Beatrix Potter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 29 portraits.

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  • Rupert Potter (1832-1914), Barrister and photographer; father of Beatrix Potter. Artist associated with 29 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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The Potters enjoyed frequent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District. These provided children with the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside and indulge their interest in animals and natural history, inspiring the illustrated children's books for which Beatrix became famous. The first of these, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published in 1902. The family is most likely shown here during their holiday in Lennel, Coldstream, where they stayed between mid-July and mid-October 1894.

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