"The Beaver brought paper, portfolio, pens And ink in unfailing supplies: While strange, creepy creatures came out of their dens," Illustration to "The Beaver's Lesson," Chapter V from "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll

1876
Unknown English, 19th century (English), Henry Holiday (English, 1839–1927), Author Lewis Carroll (English, 1832–1898), Publisher Macmillan and Company


Dimensions

Image: 12.3 x 8.3 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.); Sheet: 15.7 x 10.9 cm (6 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.2301

Medium or Technique

Photographic reproduction of a drawing for a wood engraving

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“The Beaver brought paper, portfolio, pens, and ink in unfailing supplies: / While strange, creepy creatures came out of their dens, / And watched them with wondering eyes,” Illustration to “The Beaver’s Lesson,” Chapter V from “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll. London: MacMillan and Company, 1876, p.52

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund