John Tenniel: Alice In Wonderland Sketch Book (British Library)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) was written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–98) using the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. In the years since publication, it has been illustrated by some of the finest artists of their times, the first being Sir John Tenniel. Though his primary occupation was as a political cartoonist and illustrator for Punch magazine, Tenniel is now remembered mainly for his illustrations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The core of his technique was to imitate woodcut effect using ink and paper, an effect visible in the illustrations of Carroll’s children’s classics. Tenniel’s charming illustrations have, of course, come to symbolize Alice for many. This original illustration of the Blue Caterpillar shows his all-too-human arms. Known for his hookah-smoking, the Blue Caterpillar first appeared in chapter four of the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and has since become one of the most popular characters in the book, despite Alice’s dislike of his rudeness and difficult philosophical questions.
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colors, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift.
Notebook / blank book, Decorated, foil embossed cover, blank pages, ribbons, 144 pages, 1 illustrations
Size: 9.00 x 11.00 inches