20 Photos of Artists and Their Animals

Beatrix Potter and Her Sheepdog

Beatrix Potter is the creator of the much adored Peter Rabbit. Her stories were influenced by her own pets, including many rabbits and other small animals. Following the initial release of Peter Rabbit, Potter spent more than three decades involved in sheep farming and herding. She developed a special relationship with sheepdogs, and during her involvement with the farm, she wrote and illustrated additional stories featuring animals.

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