PETER NEWELL. "Beau--ootiful soo---oop! "Beau--ootiful soo---oop!" Illustration published in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses, (New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1903). Watercolor and ink on paper, mounted to board. 280x179 mm; 11x7 inches, mounted to 15 1/2x11 3/4-inch board. Signed in ink, lower right.
Newell's illustrations for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1901), "Through the Looking-Glass" (1902), and "The Hunting of the Snark," a nonsense poem, are some of the most original interpretations of the classics written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. From our research, this illustration is the first original artwork from the book to appear at auction.