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Lewis Carroll

(1832-1898), Photographer and author of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 60 portraits
Dodgson created his famous pen name from his own: the Latin for 'Charles' is 'Carolus', thus 'Carroll'; 'Lutwidge' (Dodgson's mother's maiden name) = 'Lugwig', the German for 'Lewis'. Dodgson became an undergraduate of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1851 and, when he took up photography in 1856, was a Student (Fellow) and Mathematics Lecturer of the college. He published many pamphlets on academic affairs, as well as on mathematics, and, despite his stammer, occasionally preached in church. Dodgson remained at Christ Church throughout his life and it was there that he wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871).

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Benjamin Woodward, attributed to Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P312

Benjamin Woodward

attributed to Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 1850s
NPG P312

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P35

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1852-1860
NPG P35

Unknown man, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(27)

Unknown man

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(27)

Unknown man, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(28)

Unknown man

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(28)

Thomas Vere Bayne, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(18)

Thomas Vere Bayne

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(18)

Charles Dodgson, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P31

Charles Dodgson

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG P31

Lewis Carroll, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(26)

Lewis Carroll

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG P7(26)

Lewis Carroll, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P39

Lewis Carroll

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 2 June 1857
NPG P39

Robert Godfrey Faussett, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(16)

Robert Godfrey Faussett

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(16)

Osborne Gordon, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(5)

Osborne Gordon

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(5)

Edward Hill, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(4)

Edward Hill

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(4)

William Jacobson, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(1)

William Jacobson

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(1)

Frederick Pigot Johnson, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(12)

Frederick Pigot Johnson

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(12)

Henry Parry Liddon, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(22)

Henry Parry Liddon

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(22)

George Marshall, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(8)

George Marshall

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(8)

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(25)

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(25)

Thomas Jones Prout, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(7)

Thomas Jones Prout

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(7)

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(15)

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(15)

Edward Stokes, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P7(6)

Edward Stokes

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(6)

Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P40

Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 28 September 1857
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P40

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