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.
Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognised as one of the leading figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolour, a technique he developed due to his background as a journalistic illustrator. Rackham's 51 colour pieces for the early American tale Rip Van Winkle became a turning point in the production of books since – through colour-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of colour artwork. Other than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, his best-known works include the illustrations for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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 31cm wide and 39cm high.
The print itself is 21cm wide and 29cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.