Beatrix Potter Prints - Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)
Beatrix Potter Prints -
Tale of Tom Kitten
(England, 1907)
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Background:

These prints are from the First Edition of The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter and published in England in 1907.  The prints portray the naughty adventures of Tom and his siblings - Moppet and Mittens.

Like many of Potter's stories, the illustrations are based on pets that she had or was familiar with.  Tom's mother - Tabitha Twitchit - was named after a new kitten at Belle Green, where Potter stayed while her home at Hill Top was under renovation.  The ducks are drawn after those found at her cousin's home at Putney Park in London.

Many of Tom's adventures take placed in a cottage garden, modeled after another cousin's garden at Gwaynynog - "very productive but not tidy".

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $40
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $75
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 5-1/2 inches
Matted:  8 x 10 inches
Type of print: Original color print
Year: 1907

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Tom Kitten (No. 70280001)
Once upon a time there
were three little kittens
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280002)
One day their mother -
Mrs Tabitha Twitchit
Tom Kitten (No. 70280003)
First, she scrubbed
their faces
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280004)
Then she brushed
their fur
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280005)
Then she combed
their tails

Tom Kitten (No. 70280006)
Mrs Tabitha dressed
Moppet and Mittens
Tom Kitten (No. 70280007)
Tom Kitten
was very fat
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280008)
When the three kittens
were ready
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280009)
Moppet and Mittens walked
down the garden path
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280010)
"Let us climb
up the rockery"

Tom Kitten (No. 70280011)
Tom Kitten was quite
unable to jump
Tom Kitten (No. 70280012)
He was all in pieces
Tom Kitten (No. 70280013)
While they were
in difficulties
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280016)
Mittens laughed so
hard that she fell off the wall
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280020)
Then Tabitha Twitchit came
down the garden path
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Tom Kitten (No. 70280021)
She pulled them off the wall
Tom Kitten (No. 70280022)
She sent them upstairs
Tom Kitten (No. 70280023)
Quite the contrary,
they were not in bed
Tom Kitten (No. 70280024)
... some day I shall tell
more about Tom Kitten