Classically Alice

This is one of the first non-Tenniel illustrated Alices issued when British copyright expired in 1907. Pictured in a white pinafore decorated with pale pink roses and grey tights, Rackham’s Alice appears both thinner and taller than Tenniel’s heroine. Muted colors, especially the browns, lend an eerie aspect to Rackham’s drawings of the Wonderland characters and landscape. But if I could have any edition other than a Tenniel illustrated first, it would be this Rackham.

 

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