Tenniel’s preparatory sketch

Tenniel keeps Carrol’s general idea, but shows us Alice’s shock at “opening up like a telescope.” Alice is no longer the quiet-looking figure of the manuscript, and confronts the change head on.

John Tenniel (1820–1914)
Curiouser and curiouser!
Preparatory drawing (graphite on paper),  1864-1865
Private Collection, Photo © Christie’s Photo / Bridgeman Images