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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.

Artworks

Tenniel - 'Where's the servant whose business it is to answer the door?' she began angrily

'Where's the servant whose business it is to answer the door?' she began angrily

1988

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Tenniel - the ground was soon covered with little heaps of men...

the ground was soon covered with little heaps of men...

1988

Wood engraving

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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 - Still she went on growing, and as a last resource, she put one arm out of the window, and one foot up the chimney...

Still she went on growing, and as a last resource, she put one arm out of the window, and one foot up the chimney...

1988

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Tenniel - Yet you turned a back- somersault in at the door- Pray, what is the reason of that?

Yet you turned a back- somersault in at the door- Pray, what is the reason of that?

1988

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Tenniel - Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak - Pray, how did you manage to do it?

Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak - Pray, how did you manage to do it?

1988

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Tenniel - Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose- what made you so awfully clever?

Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose- what made you so awfully clever?

1988

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Tenniel - Why, there they are!

Why, there they are!

1988

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Tenniel - Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), he fell off in front...

Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), he fell off in front...

1988

Wood engraving

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