It’s easy to picture a little blond girl in a white pinafore, the timeless image of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. It’s thanks to illustrators like John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Peter Newell, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Barry Moser that Carroll’s more fanciful figures and absurd scenarios come to life in our imaginations.
The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, and Jabberwock are on display at the Brandywine River Museum in Alice in Pictureland: Illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Classic Tales, a collection of more than 40 proofs, prints, first-edition books, and original works of art. The exhibition runs concurrently with the museum’s annual A Brandywine Christmas, when beloved displays of model railroads, Victorian dollhouses, critter ornaments, and the Ann Wyeth McCoy collection of dolls return for the holidays.
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