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Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).

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Ruralists

Group of British artists founded in 1975 who aimed to revive the painting of figure subjects in idyllic rural settings

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Curiouser and curiouser: Alice in Wonderland I

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When Charles Dodgson – more widely known as Lewis Carroll – made drawings in the early 1960s for his book Alice’s ...

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