Alice: Border Illustration

Scope and Content

Printing plate etched with decorative border by Mervyn Peake drawn for the cover of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (London: Allan Wingate, 1954), featuring characters from Through the Looking Glass. Block inscribed 'Mrs Peake'. Card stuck to reverse of block features printed version of the illustration with inscription in Maeve Gilmore's hand: ‘Christmas [‘1976’ crossed out and replaced with] 1977. 1, Drayton Gardens SW10 9RY’. This border was printed on the inside of the Peake family's 1979 Christmas card - see Add MS 88931/13/12. Undated.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Dimensions: 201mm x 150mm x 22mm