Beatrix Potter and the Beautiful Satin Waistcoat

When preparing illustrations for The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) Beatrix Potter sought inspiration for the Mayor's coat and embroidered waistcoat in 18th century costumes at her local museum, the V&A. Her sketches of the costumes are so accurate that it is possible to identify the original garments that inspired her, including a beautiful satin waistcoat, 'worked with poppies and corn-flowers'.

Art Exhibition previously on at Victoria and Albert Museum in United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 19 March 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013

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