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Born in London in 1820, Sir John Tenniel was the principal political cartoonist for Englands Punch magazine for over 50 years and illustrated Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, which are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. They must also rank among the worlds best-known childrens images.

An ultimate tribute came to an elderly Tenniel as he was honoured as a living national treasure and for his public service was knighted in 1893 by Queen Victoria. The first such honour ever bequeathed on an illustrator or cartoonist, his fellows saw his knighting as an important step in raising what had been considered a fairly lowly profession to an unprecedented level of respectability.

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Tenniel - ...the last time she saw them, they were trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot

...the last time she saw them, they were trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot

1988

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Tenniel - The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, Why is a raven like a writing-desk?

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, Why is a raven like a writing-desk?

1988

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Tenniel - Then they all crowded round her once more, while the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble

Then they all crowded round her once more, while the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble

1988

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Tenniel - Tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words

Tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words

1988

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Tenniel - It would twist itself round and look up into her face

It would twist itself round and look up into her face

1988

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Tenniel - The glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist

The glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist

1988

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Tenniel - In another moment Alice was through the glass and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room

In another moment Alice was through the glass and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room

1988

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Tenniel - The Jabberwock, with eyes a flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood

The Jabberwock, with eyes a flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood

1988

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Tenniel - Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country - and a most curious country it was...

Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country - and a most curious country it was...

1988

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