Monthly Archives: January 2013

More Alice in Wonderland illustrations

In honour of Lewis Carroll’s upcoming birthday on the 27th January (which I share) here are some more 20th-century Alice illustrations.

First up: Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone – published in 1973 by World Distributors.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

The caucus race

I love Alice’s striped stockings.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

The tea party

A red-haired hatter.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

The trial

A red squirrel juror.

And here is a thoroughly modern Alice: by Willy Pogány published by EP Dutton in 1929

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

The caucus race

This Alice has bobbed hair and short skirt.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

the tea party

Hare looks like he’s wearing a tank top under his jacket.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

the trial

This version is less dreamlike than others. She looks like she really has just kicked over a jury of animals.

 

Finally another version from 1929 by Charles Folkard. This really looks like inspiration for the Dancing Flatware scene in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to me.

Picture from Alice in Wonderland

Beautiful soup

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Books and their illustrators from my childhood number 3

Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Ralph Steadman.

I doubt that I had this version, but Alice has always been essential reading in our family. I am starting to get a small collection of illustrated Alices, so when I was out today  and came across The Complete Alice and The Hunting of the Snark I had to grab itThis hardback was published in 1986 by Jonathan Cape. Ralph Steadman’s version of Alice in Wonderland was first published in 1967 – so it qualifies for ‘around during my childhood’.

The mouse’s tale after the caucus race.

The Caucus-raceRalph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

The Caucus-race
Ralph Steadman’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

The  Hatter and the March Hare are introduced. I adore this illustration. Note the Hatter’s glasses and headphones and Alice’s mid-century chair.

A Mad Tea-PartyRalph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

A Mad Tea-Party
Ralph Steadman’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

The trial – so much to look at here. And the Rabbit is dressed as a city gent in this version, with bowler hat (holes cut for ears) and tightly furled umbrella.

The trialRalph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

The trial
Ralph Steadman’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Published 1967 Dobson Books Ltd.

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