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22.8.08

a Lady Mouse



Beatrix Potter
Studies and completed illustrations for Gentleman Mouse and Lady Mouse
[1903]
Beatrix Potter dressed the mice in authentic 18th-century costume, based partially on garments in the V&A’s collections. Gentleman Mouse(Miss Moussie's Hubby) wears court dress, with a tricorne hat. Lady Mouse(Miss Moussie) wears an open cotton gown, red silk quilted petticoat, apron and linen mob cap. The teacups date from about 1800.Pictures taken at the breakfast table of the Dutchess at Hilltop Hall.
No teacups where broken,no mice left without making a mess...FOODFIGHT....

8 comments:

Blue said...

Ms Potters mice are really the only ones I care for, having had serious house infestations.
One even riuned a brand new suede jacket...
But, I do love to see doormice & field in the wild.

Ty for continuing to visit me.

Love to you & Bee
Blue

Laure said...

what joy to discover these two. oh dutchess ... what joy!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have just discovered your wonderful garden blog!! What a complete treat! I shall be back often.

And of course, I adore Beatrix!

Charm and Grace said...

What a lovely post... I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan!

:-) Christi

Barb said...

Oh Dutchess,
What wonderful illustrations! It is amazing the detail Beatrix put into her drawings!

Gillian L. said...

Such a wonderful post! Please drop by "Reflections in The Afternoon" for something special...

Gillian

Rosie said...

Lovely, dutchess. I'll never see a mouse again - and I do see quite a few courtesy of my feline friends - without mentally dressing them in 18th century costume:) What a wonderful breakfast party you have had I especially admire your fine china cups!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

A sweet pair of period mice! What could be more charming? To have hot tea poured out for us both in those pretty cups...that's what!
Love your adoring Miss Peach