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Art Exhibition, from 20 Jun 2018, free entry

John Tenniel Print

John Tenniel Print

John Tenniel Print. Alice in Wonderland.


Capital Culture gallery is delighted to present a show of John Tenniel’s whimsical and nostalgic original wood engravings for Lewis Carroll’s incomparable stories: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871).
In 1981, after being presumed lost for decades, the original wood blocks from the nineteenth century were rediscovered unexpectedly in the books’ publisher’s old bank vault. The prints on display at Capital Culture gallery were made from these original wood blocks—now in the British Library’s collection—in 1988.
Tenniel’s clear and detailed style lends itself well to such iconic and fanciful tales. His experience creating political cartoons and caricatures for Punch magazine is implicit in his exaggerated and imaginative style.
Carroll himself directly guided Tenniel in the depiction of each character, and Tenniel’s images have endured for a century and a half, becoming the inspiring basis for countless reproductions and adaptations of Carroll’s stories.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 21 Jun - Sat 7 Jul 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Private View
6.00pm – 8.30pm

General Opening Hours:
21st June – 7th July 2018
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Fun for Families:
During our exhibition opening hours there will be a trail activity for families to complete.

We are also having a family fun weekend on 30th June and the 1st July. There will be a range of activities for children and parents. Come and join us in Wonderland! Have a closer look at the prints from Alice in Wonderland with magnifying glasses complete your trail and receive


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 21 Jun - Sat 7 Jul Woodcuts from Wonderland


Becky Demmen

020 7183 3770


47 Church St,
NR12 7DW



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