Tenniel’s final drawing

In the original manuscript, Carroll’s version of the White Rabbit as the Herald is clothed in robes with designs reminiscent of a generic playing card; Tenniel refines the outfit to place the Rabbit clearly in the court of the Queen of Hearts.

John Tenniel (1820–1914)
The White Rabbit as the Herald
Final drawing (graphite on paper), 1864-1865
Houghton Library, Harvard University. MS Eng 718.6 (5). Gift of Mrs. Harcourt Amory, 1927