Illustration Daily – Day 118: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Like a number of children’s authors and illustrators Beatrix Potter wasn’t particularly fond of children. In fact when a six-year-old Roald Dahl begged his mother to take him to Potter’s home the Potter told the young boy to “Buzz off.” However, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” was written for a particular child, the son of Beatrix Potter’s former governess, Annie Moore. It was Moore’s encouragement that spurred Potter to expand the story and submit to publishers.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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