Unpublished Beatrix Potter Illustrations Discovered
The illustrations were found inside Melford Hall, a mansion owned by relatives of Potter. The drawings, which depict interiors and exteriors at Melford, provide rare a glimpse into her work outside of children’s books.
This past September, Penguin Young Readers announced the upcoming publication of a newly discovered manuscript by Potter, entitled The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots.
[The drawings] give us a glimpse into the world of Beatrix beyond the children’s stories and help us to imagine more about who she was as a person, and particularly who she was when she was on holiday and drawing for her own entertainment. (The Guardian)