'The Cook', 1930. Artist: John Tenniel
'The Cook', 1930. The Cook from Lewis Carroll's (1832-1898) 'Alice in Wonderland'. After an illustration by John Tenniel (1820-1914) colour printed by Edward Evans (1826-1905). From the 'Alice in Wonderland' series of cigarette cards produced by Carreras Limited, 1930.
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'House of Sanchez', c1830, (1907). Creator: Unknown
'House of Sanchez', c1830, (1907). Building in the grounds of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, which mainly dates from the 14th century. 'La Casa Sanchez, so-called from having been the dwelling of an honest muleteer of that name, was once one of the most picturesque and most Moorish of dwellings. But, alas! in the year 1837, whole front was "restored" and "beautified", and an ancient fish-pond...was filled up and converted into a garden by one of the resident officers of the Palace.' After John Frederick Lewis. From "The Alhambra: being a brief record of the Arabian conquest of the Peninsula with a particular account of the Mohammedan architecture and decoration" by Albert F. Calvert. [John Lane, London & New York, 1907]
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Alice and the White Queen, 1953. Creator: Shirley Markham
Alice and the White Queen, 1953. Illustration for "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
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