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Bessie Pease Gutmann – Illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1907

Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876–1960) was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of putti, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. 

Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman’s Home Companion and McCall’s between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children’s books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

It was an instant success and became a classic, one of the most popular and famous children’s book of all time. Sir John Tenniel illustrated the original book and left his mark as the Alice’s illustrator. Many famous illustrators have taken their turn illustrating Alice’s since then, but none have surpassed Sir John Tenniel’s magical illustrations.

Presenting the illustrations by Bessie Pease Gutmann for Lewis Carroll’s famous Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. First Edition, published in 1907 by David McKay, New York.

Art Gallery: Bessie Pease Gutmann -Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1907

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