Also on display will be early commercial designs, nature studies, and fanciful animal drawings showing the development of her artistic skills and the first stirrings of her story-telling sensibilities. Other objects in the exhibition speak to Potter’s fiercely independent business methods and her resolute attempts to sustain high standards in her published work. She had her first books privately printed at her expense, she stoutly defended her rights to her artistic creations, and she personally oversaw the design of toys and games based on her bestselling books, a model for merchandising ventures even now.
Young visitors and their caregivers are invited to enjoy books by Beatrix Potter in a reading area on the Morgan’s lower level. (lampbane)