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Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel Art Sold for $37,500 at Nate’s

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Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel Art

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com) sold Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel art which appears on page 201 of the first edition and features Alice and the frog.

Lot #27:

Sir John Tenniel Art / Illustration Used in the First Edition of ”Through the Looking-Glass” — With a Presentation Signing by Tenniel From ”Christmas 1876”

Sir John Tenniel art / original illustration from ”Through the Looking Glass”, the sequel to the enormously successful ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel art illustration appears on page 201 of the first edition of ”Looking Glass”, done to illustrate the text, ”She was standing before an arched doorway over which were the words QUEEN ALICE in large letters…” A presentation inscription by Tenniel is written to the lower margin, ”With Mr. Tenniel’s kind regards / Christmas 1876”. Pencil drawing was done sometime between 1869-1871 when Tenniel again collaborated with Lewis Carroll in illustrating his novel, an undertaking that Tenniel first rejected due to the time-consuming nature of the work: after drawing preliminary sketches, Tenniel would transfer the artwork onto woodblocks using tracing paper and then finish shading on the blocks. The Brothers Dalziel would then produce engravings from the blocks. Tenniel at first rejected Carroll’s offer to illustrate ”Looking Glass”, but ultimately relented as Carroll could find no other illustrator that matched Tenniel’s ”grotesque” interpretation of the fantasy creatures he envisioned. Drawing measures 3.25” x 4.5”, archivally matted and framed to 11.25” x 12.75”. Very light foxing to margins and light uniform toning, overall near fine condition. From the Bronson Winthrop collection of Tenniel drawings: Parke-Bernet sale of 12 March 1945, lot 164.  One of the best Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel art that you could hope to own.  Sold for $37,500.
John Tenniel Art John Tensile Art Through the Looking Glass Art Sir John Tenniel Illustration Used in the First Edition of ''Through the Looking-Glass'' -- With a Presentation Signing by Tenniel From ''Christmas 1876''
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If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell Through the Looking Glass John Tenniel art, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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