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18 Sep 2010

Looking Glass Alice by Peter Blake: Behind the scenes


These images show some creative references of Peter Blake and the photographs that led to his illustrations of Alice through the looking glass.



Watercolour, 25.4 x 20.3 cm.

Peter Blake, 1970


"It isn't manners for us to begin, you know' said the Rose.


Victorian cards with heads in the flowers, used for reference for the talking flowers.



Watercolour, 25.4 x 20.3 cm.


Peter Blake, 1970



"Well, this is grand! said Alice. I never suspected I should be a Queen so soon."



Amelia Gatacre as Alice. Photographed by Peter Blake .



Watercolour, 25.4 x 20.3 cm.


Peter Blake, 1970



"Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run."



Amelia Gatacre posing for Alice. Photographed by Peter Blake in Holland.



Photograph from an Edwardian book showing the reference used for the topiary.




Watercolour, 25.4 x 20.3 cm.

Peter Blake


"For instance, now, there is the Kings messenger. He's in prision now, being punished!
And the trial doesn't even begin till next wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all."


William Gatacre posing as the Mad Hatter. Photographed by Peter Blake in Holland.


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