Tenniel’s color version for The Nursery “Alice”

Tenniel worked with Edmund Evans for the first version printed in color. In the initial proof (right), the colors were generally too dark and over-saturated. Tenniel’s notes around the proof call for specific changes, reflected in the version on the left.

John Tenniel (1820–1914)
The Blue Caterpillar
Revised color proof bound in Lewis Carroll’s The Nursery “Alice” (London: Macmillan and Co., [1889])
Private Collection. Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2015.