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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
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Beatrix Potter wrote her first stories in the form of picture letters. Years later she published them in revised and enlarged versions which are now regarded as classics of children’s literature. This exhibition at The Morgan shows twenty picture letters, including the earliest surviving copies and the famous Peter Rabbit. Also on display are commercial designs, nature studies, and fanciful animal drawings. Other objects refer to Beatrix Potter’s independent business methods: She had her first books privately printed at her expense, she defended her rights to her artistic creations, and she personally oversaw the design of toys and games based on her bestselling books.

(Picture: The Morgan Library & Museum)