Carroll’s early sketches

Carroll’s earliest attempt to depict Alice grown suddenly tall is this very lightly penciled sketch on the back of a sheet of writing paper. Although her features are unfinished, the general outline shows Alice clasping her hands and looking towards her now-distant feet.

Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)
Preliminary sketch of Alice
Preparatory drawing (graphite and pen-and-ink on paper), 1862-1864
Photography: Christ Church Library
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