The Scientific Tale of Author Beatrix Potter

This morning I listened The Scientific Tale of Author Beatrix Potter (Science Friday, 17:11 minutes). According to English Wikipedia, Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Interested in Potter’s scientific illustrations, I tried to find them in Commons, to no aval. Allegedly, at the time  this impressive woman contributed her works to science without asking for any retribution. I guess those works are in the public domain since 2013?

The Armitt museum (Ambleside, England) offers a diverse and beautiful sample of Beatrix Potter’s scientific illustrations.

NPG P1826; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis) by Charles King
Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis), by Charles G.Y. King (1854-1937) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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