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Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid". Artist: Lewis Carroll (British, Daresbury, Cheshire 1832-1898 Guildford). Dimensions: Image: 16.3 x 10.9cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16in.) Mount: 14 1/8 in. × 10 7/8 in. (35.8 × 27.6 cm). Subject: Alice Pleasance Liddell (British, 1852-1934). Date: 1858. Known primarily as the author of children's books, Lewis Carroll was also a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University and an ordained deacon. He took his first photograph in 1856 and pursued photography obsessively for the next twenty-five years, exhibiting and selling his prints. He stopped taking pictures abrupt

Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid". Artist: Lewis Carroll (British, Daresbury, Cheshire 1832-1898 Guildford). Dimensions: Image: 16.3 x 10.9cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16in.)  Mount: 14 1/8 in. × 10 7/8 in. (35.8 × 27.6 cm). Subject: Alice Pleasance Liddell (British, 1852-1934). Date: 1858.  Known primarily as the author of children's books, Lewis Carroll was also a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University and an ordained deacon. He took his first photograph in 1856 and pursued photography obsessively for the next twenty-five years, exhibiting and selling his prints. He stopped taking pictures abrupt Stock Photo
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Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid". Artist: Lewis Carroll (British, Daresbury, Cheshire 1832-1898 Guildford). Dimensions: Image: 16.3 x 10.9cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16in.) Mount: 14 1/8 in. × 10 7/8 in. (35.8 × 27.6 cm). Subject: Alice Pleasance Liddell (British, 1852-1934). Date: 1858. Known primarily as the author of children's books, Lewis Carroll was also a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University and an ordained deacon. He took his first photograph in 1856 and pursued photography obsessively for the next twenty-five years, exhibiting and selling his prints. He stopped taking pictures abruptly in 1880, leaving over three thousand negatives, for the most part portraits of friends, family, clergy, artists, and celebrities. Ill at ease among adults, Carroll preferred the company of children, especially young girls. He had the uncanny ability to inhabit the universe of children as a friendly accomplice, allowing for an extraordinarily trusting rapport with his young sitters and enabling him to charm them into immobility for as long as forty seconds, the minimum time he deemed necessary for a successful exposure. The intensity of the sitters' gazes brings to Carroll's photographs a sense of the inner life of children and the seriousness with which they view the world. Carroll's famous literary works, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There" (1872), were both written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the dean of Christ Church, Oxford. For Carroll, Alice was more than a favorite model; she was his "ideal child-friend, " and a photograph of her, aged seven, adorned the last page of the manuscript he gave her of "Alice's Adventures Underground." The present image of Alice was most likely inspired by "The Beggar Maid, " a poem written by Carroll's favorite living poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in 1842. If Carroll's images define childhood as a fragile state of innocent grace threatened by the experience of growing up

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