Tenniel’s color version for The Nursery “Alice”


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In the color-printed version, the Mock Turtle’s companion the Gryphon becomes vibrantly red and green, a detail not described in the text.

Image credit:
John Tenniel (1820—1914)
Gryphon and Mock Turtle Dance Round Alice
Hand-colored proof, 1885
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., 1987, 2005.202.

Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2014.