The first edition

Exhibition label: 

Ever attuned to the relationship between text and image, Carroll decided to make this illustration fill up more than half of the page so that the chapter opening—which describes exactly the moment that is illustrated—could be read as a caption.

Image credit:
Lewis Carroll (1832—1898)
John Tenniel (1820—1914), illustrator
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
London: Macmillan, 1865
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. PML 352027.
Photography by Graham S. Haber 2014.