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Thursday, July 02, 2015

150 Years of Alice

Alice by Peter Blake
 It was 150 years ago, July 1865, that "Alice's  Adventures in Wonderland", written by Lewis Carroll was published by Macmillan*.

A story that was so well received that it has never been out of print! 

It wasn't until after Carroll's death that other artists attempted to illustrate Alice. Peter Newell, Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, T. Heath Robinson, Harry Rountree, Mervyn Peake, to name just a few.

There is also the sculpture in Central Park by Jose de Creeft, in Rymill Park, Adelaide by John Dowie, plus a wonderful tour in Llandudno, Wales.

There are, of course, more contemporary versions of Alice. Anthony Browne, a favourite of mine. But really there is so much, 150 years worth.

 Happy Birthday, Alice

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