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:|
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.