Sir John Tenniel (biography)Medium:
Screenprint on Cotton PaperSize:
11" x 15" (280mm x 380mm)Date:
Signed by Printer (JPR) in pencil lower rightThis is a handmade signed limited edition screenprint.
A new range of Alice In Wonderland screenprints, from the brilliant original drawings by Sir John Tenniel.
The drawings which illustrated Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll were made by Victorian draftsman John Tenniel in the 1860s and 1870s and they pretty much define how we think of Alice.
The screenprinter, John Patrick Reynolds, has developed a method to give those Victorian drawings a colouring which suits their era and gives a more nuanced look and brings out the colours.
The main subject of each image is printed in black, spot-coloured and coloured the background in the same ink. The intended effect is to emphasise the character but tie them firmly into the overall picture.
These handmade Printer's Proof prints are on white, mould-made 300gsm Somerset paper, milled in the St Cuthbert Mill in the West Country.