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Alice in Wonderland: Knave and Crown original pencil drawing

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In 2008, when Templar published their collector's classic edition of Alice in Wonderland, Matthews achieved his lifelong ambition to illustrate the most well known children's story ever written.  He had waited for this opportunity since the age of six, ever since his sister Beryl had taken him to see the Walt Disney movie in 1951. Matthews' "wonderland" is sinister, capturing the essence of Lewis Carroll's tale.  In addition to the many coloured pieces, fourteen pencil drawings were also featured in the book.

Matthews enjoys depicting eccentric characters rather than straight figure art, believing that we all have our day of grounding.

Additional information:

  • Title: Knave and Crown
  • Year: 2007
  • Materials: pencil on tracing paper
  • Size (including mount): 39.3cm x 45.9cm (15.5” x 18.1”)
  • Presentation: mounted and wrapped in cellophane