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Icons of Children’s Illustration

December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM EST | New York, NY, US    Timed Auction

Lot 14: CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (LEWIS CARROLL) - ALICE LIDDELL SEATED BESIDES A POTTED FERN, 1860.

CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (LEWIS CARROLL) - ALICE LIDDELL SEATED BESIDES A POTTED FERN, 1860.
Estimate: $120,000 - $180,000
    Description: Hand-colored Albumen Print. Carroll Image No.613. Although there are 8 copies known of this photograph, this particular example Dodgson arranged to be hand-painted on top of his image for presentation to Alice Liddell, then age 8.  The image measures 5-1/4 inches H. 
  • Catalog Note: Hand-colored albumen print depicting Alice Liddell seated beside a potted Fern. Carroll Image No. 613. One of 8 images known, which includes the small vignette cut-out at the end of Carroll’s Alice manuscript. Carroll arranged for the photograph to be colored for presentation to Alice Liddell.
  • Provenance: Sothebys LDN, 2001 “Alice” sale (lot 6).
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Lot 14: CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (LEWIS CARROLL) - ALICE LIDDELL SEATED BESIDES A POTTED FERN, 1860.
Icons of Children’s Illustration
December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM EST