Etching on india, platemark 145 x 185mm (5¾ x 7¼"). Uncut sheet.
Etching by Pre-Raphaeilite painter John Everett Millais (1829-96), who frequently returned to the theme of childhood in his popular etchings. Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' had been published in 1865/6 with John Tenniel's famous illustrations, and this etching reflects the widespread influence of that book. This print was published the year after Millais' caricature was published in 'Vanity Fair' with the caption 'A converted Pre-Raphaelite', demonstrating how much Millais' art had changed since his Pre-Raphaelite years (c.1848-54).
Hartnoll 30 (only published edition)
[Ref: 35881] £350.00