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in a few Countries for celebrating Sir John Tenniel’s 200th Birthday. Sir John Tenniel was an English illustrator,
graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements
in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal
political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice
Found There. Tenniel was born in Bayswater, West London. Tenniel had five siblings; two brothers and
three sisters. Tenniel was a quiet and introverted person,
both as a boy and as an adult. He was content to remain firmly out of the
limelight and seemed unaffected by competition or change. His biographer wrote that Tenniel’s “life
and career was that of the supreme gentlemanly outside, living on the edge of respectability.” Tenniel became a student of the Royal Academy
of Arts in 1842. Tenniel’s first book illustration was for
Samuel Carter Hall’s The Book of British Ballads, in 1842 Tenniel contributed around 2,300 cartoons,
innumerable minor drawings, many double-page cartoons for the Punch magazine. Despite the thousands of political cartoons
and hundreds of illustrative works attributed to him, much of Tenniel’s fame stems from
his illustrations for Alice. Tenniel drew 92 drawings for Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

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