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There was an old woman Who lived in a shoe, She had so many children She didn't know what to do! She gave them some broth Without any bread – She whipped them all around – And put them to bed!

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)


Inscribed with title
Three images measuring 4 x 6 1/2, 4 x 6 1/2, and 4 x 5 1/2 inches

Pen ink and watercolour

'The Long Nineteenth Century: Treasures and Pleasures', Chris Beetles Gallery, March-April 2014, No 161;
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1894-2020', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2020-January 2021, No 4

Drawn about 1917