Have you had the chance to catch the V&A’s free display exploring the role of London in Kensington-born Beatrix Potter’s life and work? If not, you’ve only got a few weeks left…
The free display marks the 150th anniversary of her birth in Bolton Gardens, Kensington – where Bousfield Primary School now stands after the house was destroyed in the Blitz. Being a local gal, Beatrix’s childhood was full of local memories – especially the museums of Exhibition Road, which helped inform her thinking on science, art and nature.
The display complements the V&A’s permanent collection, which is the largest collection of Beatrix Potter’s drawings, manuscripts and correspondence in the world.
The display is open until 28 April 2017 in Gallery 102 at the V&A (Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL)