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Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the beloved author and illustrator of so many beautiful children’s books, was a keen observer of nature from a very early age. Here, from a collection of her drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London…

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 …there is a treasure trove of Potter’s illustrated letters at the Morgan Library & Museum

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…and see my post on Potter’s beautiful botanical drawings here

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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Last week in The Metropolitan Museum‘s 82nd & 5th series, Alice Cooney Frelinhuysen of the Department of American Decorative Arts talks about a hair ornament made for art collector and philanthropist Louisine Havemayer, by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1904. Made from silver, enamel, demantoid garnets and black opals, it stands about 3 inches high, and made with such delicate observation of the ephemeral moment of two dragonflies touching down onto a dandelion clock; a masterwork in miniature. Listen to her chat about this exquisite object here

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