Thursday 30 July 2015

John Tenniel & Alice

You may have noticed that 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Royal Mail issued a set of stamps in January to mark the occasion (CLICK). To see Grahame Baker-Smith's excellent Alice designs enlarged CLICK. The V&A Museum of Childhood in east London is showing The Alice Look (CLICK). Recently the Royal Horticultural Society opened Adventures in Wonderland (CLICK). Lewis Carroll (a pseudonym) created the early illustrations for Alice himself, but the artist who brought the book to life was John Tenniel. Shown is his unforgettable illustration for The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.


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