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Alice Liddell (1852-1934), Inspiration for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'; Daughter of Henry George Liddell

Alice Pleasance Liddell

Sitter in 14 portraits
Her family moved from London to Oxford in 1856 and soon afterwards befriended Lewis Carroll. He became a regular visitor, playing croquet with the children, telling them stories and taking them on picnics by the river Isis. He also used Alice and younger sister Edith as subjects for his hobby, photography. On one of their picnics, in 1862, he created the story of Alice in Wonderland. Alice, aged ten, asked him to write it down for her; this he did, drawing his own illustrations, in a notebook that now resides in the British Library. It was published in 1865 as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, in 1871.

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P991(1)

Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
wet collodion glass-plate negative, Summer 1858
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
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P991(3)

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
wet collodion glass plate negative, Summer 1858
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(3)

P991(4)

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Summer 1858
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(4)

P991(10)

Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen prints, triptych, 1858-1860
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(10)

P991(5)

Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
wet collodion glass plate negative, Spring 1860
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(5)

P991(7)

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Harry Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1860
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(7)

P991(8)

Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, July 1860
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(8)

P991(9)

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
wet collodion glass plate negative, July 1860
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(9)

P988

Alice Liddell

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print
NPG P988

P991(11)

Alice Liddell

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen carte-de-visite, 25 June 1870
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(11)

P991(13)

Alice Liddell

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
On display at National Media Museum, Bradford
NPG P991(13)

D37329

'The Sisters' (Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell)

republished by James Ryman, after Sir William Blake Richmond
stipple engraving, republished 1 March 1867 (published 2 February 1867)
NPG D37329

Ax26265

Ina Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell; Alice Liddell

by Thomas Edge
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax26265

Ax68108

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell

by Thomas Edge
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax68108