Mabel Lucie Attwell – Sugary Alice


Mabel Lucie Attwell made Alice go on a toddler’s fun day on the field, where nothing goes wrong, and everyone is sweet and kind. Almost in 180 degrees to Rackham’s Alice. If in Rackham’s Wonderland I’d feel more comfortable carrying a piece, in Attwell’s Wonderland I’d feel like I’m in a children’s playground.

Mabel-Lucie-Attwell picture
Mabel Lucie Attwell

Attwell’s Alice in Wonderland was first published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, LTD, in 1911. 110 years ago. Her beautiful, profusely illustrated, Alice edition, is one of the widely known and loved Alice’s, reprinted a few times, the latest one was in 2017.
The book has 12 colored illustrations and lots of black and white ones.

List of color plates
“Oh Dear! Oh Dear! I shall be too late!”

Alice down the rabbits hole, scaring the little guy.

Alice and the caucus race crew swimming in her pool of tears

The mouse’s tale

The-White-Rabbits-House-Alice-in-Wonderland-Mabel-Lucie-AttwellThe White rabbit’s house

Advice from a Caterpillar

In the Duchess’s kitchen. This must be the nicest portrayal of the slightly disturbing scene, with the clinically insane duchess, and her psychotic cook.

The pig baby

The Mad Hatter’s tea party

Cheshire cat  and Painting-the-Roses-Alice-in-Wonderland-Mabel-Lucie-Attwell
The Cheshire cat, by the soldiers painting the roses red

The Mock Turtle’s story

The trial of the Knave of Hearts

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