Who is Beatrice Potter?

The girl Beatrice was born in 1866, in a middle-wealthy family in England. The family moved to the summer in a large country cottage. Like many children of her class and generation, Beatrice spent most of her time alone, her parents did not pay her too much attention. Almost her only companion was a governess. Occasionally she met with neighbors' children during visits with parents. Her parents never sent her to school - they hired teachers. Much later, Beatrice Potter wrote that she was grateful to her parents for not having done so — they did not put her in the frame of the standard. Who knows how she would grow then? The girl was very lonely, even food was served to her separately from her family, bringing her into the room ...

Be that as it may, Beatrice still enjoyed being alone. From early childhood came a real passion for drawing, which parents encouraged by introducing it to museums and nearby botanical gardens. The girl spent a lot of time in the garden, sketching and taking drawing lessons.

Favorite activity was drawing little animals - and most of all hares. In her drawings, fluffy hares became humanized, acquired names, were called Esquirers, dressed in fashionable blue camisoles with pantaloids, married pretty hares in coquettish caps and lace aprons, wore barefoot hairs in short haired coats and wadded clothes, and wadded clothes and wads, in the size of clothes and wads, in the size of clothes and in the size of the clothes, in the size of the coat, and in the size of the clothes, in the size of the coat and in the size of the clothes, in the size of the dress

And much later, Beatrice began to write stories ...

A great many of these cute little animals settled in children's rooms. Children read and believe that Madame Goose in a decent blue hat with poppies actually lives somewhere in the world, and the Lady Mouse, impoverished to such an extent that she had to live in an old ball slipper ... that in 1971 the National Royal Ballet brought all of them to the stage, well, and the main character of the first fairy tale, Peter Rabbit, even got his own personal website. And porcelain figurines of any character from the fairy tales of an adult girl Beatrice are in almost every English home ...

I also love her for the fact that when she grew up, she did not turn into a “big and adult one”, but remained the same girl who loves animals. And if in England Beatrice Potter is remembered and proud as a great artist and storyteller, then in her native county she is also a qualified barrister, that is, a judge at a sheep show ... Well, is it not surprising?

I do not know if her books came to Russia, I hope so. Well, if not, do not be discouraged! Just look at the illustrations, find yourself and smile ... Well, we all are a little bit beasts, if you think about it ...

Watch the video: Beatrix Potter - The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (December 2019).

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