The Fairy Caravan
Beatrix Potter (London 1866 - Near Sawrey, Cumbria 1943)
Drawing in pencil, a preliminary drawing for the line illustration which appears on page 167 of the published book. A group of rats are seated around the Chair-rat who sits on a soapbox, while in the left foreground a rat - Brother Chigbacon - stands to address the assembly. The Chair-rat, Alder-rat Squeaker, is reminiscent of Samuel Whiskers.
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Beatrix Potter (London 1866 - Near Sawrey, Cumbria 1943), artist