Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and his friends

For the first time in Sweden, the work of Beatrix Potter will be shown in Sweden. On the 29th of January, the exhibition Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and his friends will open at Millesgården in Stockholm.

The exhibition will show original illustrations from The Tale of Peter Rabbit as well as from other books. There will also be playful rooms where children can experience the wonderful worlds of Potter.

The English author, illustrator, mycologist(!) and picture book artist Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) early developed a fascination for fauna and flora. On childhood holidays, she began to sketch and use water colors. Her first book was The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which she self-published in 1901. Soon it was picked up by a publisher and it became a huge success. In 1906 she published The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher about the frog Jeremy Fisher who lives in a “slippy-sloppy” house at the edge of a pond.

Lovers of Kitty Crowther’s books may have noticed that her book Scritch scratch dip clapote! is dedicated to two important men in her life: Mr. Jeremy Fisher and her dad. A tribute to the importance of Beatrix Potter’s work.

With the proceeds from her books, Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top Farm in the Lake District, which is open to visit. The exhibition at Millesgården is open until 15th of May.

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