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'.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL
14 Mar - 15 Sep 2013 Mon - Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM; Fri 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Venue Details & Map
South KensingtonLondonSW7 2RL
- +44 (0)20 7942 2000
- Public transport:
- Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.