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]).
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.