This magical collection of prints from the classic children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will delight the imaginations of young and old alike.
The 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It has been illustrated numerous times since its first publication and our collection includes prints from Sir John Tenniel (1865), Arthur Rackham (1907) and W. H. Walker (also in 1907), all of which beautifully depict Carroll’s menacing dream world using themes of whimsical menace and cataclysm.
W.H. Walker was one of the first artists to provide illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland after the expiration of Lewis Caroll's patent. Whereas W. H. Walker can be connected to few children's books of the period, the contribution he made to the Alice canon has had lasting merit; the brightly coloured palette of his Alice illustrations make them quite distinct without burying the draftsmanship of his fine line drawings. It would appear that several versions of this front cover were produced at the time, most in plain blue, green or red, although a small number appeared in the full colours shown in this striking print.
Lewis Carroll originally illustrated Wonderland himself, but his artistic abilities were limited. The first edition was illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, after engraver Orlando Jewitt, who had worked for Carroll in 1859 and reviewed Carroll's drawings for Wonderland, suggested that he employ a professional. Famously, the first print run was sold in the United States, rather than England, because Tenniel objected to the print quality. A new edition was released in December 1865, carrying an 1866 date, and it became an instant best-seller.
THE PRINT AND FRAME
The print is framed by hand in Cambridgeshire in the UK, using only European sourced PEFC™ and FSC approved woods. Frames are Fine Art Trade Guild accredited which means they meet strict conservation standards and are built to last for generations to come.
We use Clarity+ glazing which is a high-quality acrylic glass alternative, offering high UV resistance which doesn't yellow over time, is not easily scratched and is safe for use in children's bedrooms.
Your framed print will arrive with D-rings and cord already attached, ready to hang right out of the box.
Including the frame, with mount, the framed print is 32cm wide and 41cm high.
The print itself is 22cm wide and 31cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.