25 February 2014

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)

Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass were staples of many a childhood, and as much for the illustrations as the stories.
Today marks the centenary of the death of the illustrator for those classics, John Tenniel, described as "one of Victorian England’s most published illustrators, but as a Punch cartoonist he became one of the “supreme social observers” of British society, and an integral component of a powerful journalistic force."
Read an comprehensive article on Tenniel in Wikipedia.
He died in London leaving an estate of over 10,000 pounds and is buried at London's Kensal Green cemetery, with burial records available at deceasedonline.com.

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