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The Life Of Beatrix Potter

Posted by Charlotte Bufton on

Helen Beatrix Potter was born in London on 28th July 1866. At the age of 12 she begins art lessons. Two years later Beatrix is awarded an Art Student's Certificate for model drawing and freehand. In 1890 Beatrix buys a rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, from a pet shop.  In 1893, sadly Benjmain passed, and a new rabbit, Peter, is introduced to the Potter household.  That same year, the first Tale of Peter Rabbit was written as a picture letter.   1901 Beatrix publishes a privately-printed edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit illustrated in black and white.  A commercial edition is...

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