On Valentine’s Day, copies of our new pamphlet, “On the Road in the Cotsen Children’s Library” will be available free of charge to all gallery visitors.
What’s it about?
It’s about the sound of keys jingling in your pocket, putting the pedal to the metal, and moving forward. It’s a tribute to the wheel and to illustrators who captured the joy of being on the open road and going places. To whet your appetite, here are some of the pictures from the crazy mixed-up files of the compiler that didn’t make the final cut…
Oldřich Bárta. Kdo to umi? Illustrated by Jan Brukner. (Brno: NakladatelstviÌ Rovnost, 1949). Cotsen 17769
Mary Liddell. Little Machinery. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday Page & Co., c1926). Cotsen 21251
Edwin Redslob. Der Spielzeugschrank. Illustrated by Emmy Zweybruck. (Leipzig, Berlin: Verlag Otto Beyer, ). Cotsen 3765
Herman Lee Meader. Motor Goose Rhymes. Illustrated by Pal. (New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, c1905). Cotsen 10495
There’s a new pamphlet available free of charge to visitors of the gallery of the Cotsen Children’s Library. It’s a coloring book designed by Mark Argetsinger that reproduces eight illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit Painting Book (London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. [ca. 1917]).
Cover of Cotsen’s Paint Like Peter Rabbit (click on image above to view larger version)
It’s no coincidence that Paint Like Peter Rabbit ready for distribution in early November when the Morgan Library and Museum in New York opened the exhibition Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters (2 November 2012-27 January 2013), which was favorably reviewed by Edward Rothstein in the Friday November 1 New York Times. The Cotsen Children’s Library loaned thirty-two items from its important collection of Beatrix Potter’s books, manuscripts, drawings, and objects to the Morgan, so there’s a marvelous opportunity over the holiday season to see treasures that haven’t yet been exhibited at Princeton.