Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


"Through the Looking-glass!" * "Beginning to Melt Away."

Together, two illustrations from the 1893 edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. (New York: Crowell, 1893). Pen and ink on Bristol board. 210x165 mm; 8 1/4x6 1/2 inches, image, on 14x8-inch sheets.

Lewis Jesse Bridgman copied Sir John Tenniel's famous wood engravings for this 1893 piracy of the Lewis Carroll classic. He did not slavishly copy Tenniel's drawings but added some flourishes of his own which differentiate his work from the originals. He later became a prolific illustrator under his own name. We are grateful to Arnold Hirshon and Alan Tannenbaum for authenticating these works.