Carroll’s presentation drawing

Carroll typically used pencil for his earliest sketches; this later pen-and-ink drawing shows his most refined depiction of the Mock Turtle. Captioned “On the lone sea-shore” it does not depict a specific scene in the manuscript but may have been intended as a gift.

Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)
“On the lone sea-shore”
Drawing (pen-and-ink on paper), ca. 1862-1865
Photography: Christ Church Library
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