An illustration of the Walrus and the Carpenter from page 78 of Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
John Tenniel worked in pencil and his designs were transferred to woodblocks by the Dalziel brothers. Once the woodblock had been compared with Tenniel's final drawing, a copper-plate would be made for the printing process itself.
Printing blocks from the Lewis Carroll books are rare (see Christie's South Kensington, 30 November 2005, lot 11 and Sotheby's, 12 July 2007, lots 234-235).
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