Mali   January 30, 1982       150th anniversary of the birth of Lewis Carroll


230.  Alice + scenes from Through the Looking-Glass

after original woodcuts by Sir John Tenniel c1870


Original art work:




The original woodcut of Alice wearing the crown is by the illustrator Sir John Tenniel, as printed in Lewis Carroll's ‘Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There’ (1871). The woodcut accompanies the following text:

“But how can it have got there without my knowing it?”
she said to herself, as she lifted it off,
and set it on her lap to make out what it could possibly be.
It was a golden crown.

The coloured image of Alice on the stamp is the stamp designer's rendition of Sir John Tenniel's original woodcut.