New Cotsen Publication: “Paint Like Peter Rabbit”

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]).

Covers of Cotsen's Paint Like Peter Rabbit  (click on image above to view larger version)

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.

The Morgan also has an online version of the exhibition.