The Mad Teaparty - Storybook Classics Art Print
“We're all mad here." In 1907, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland entered the public domain in the United Kingdom, sparking a wave of illustrated editions. Arthur Rackham's interpretation, released during this time, featured thirteen color plates and fifteen black-and-white line drawings. Rackham's distinctive, somewhat dark aesthetic stirred controversy initially, but it has since evolved into a unique and highly valued artistic contribution. Today, original copies of this edition are coveted by collectors for their unparalleled artistic significance. See this image on a greeting card!
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) stands as a celebrated British illustrator known for his intricate and somewhat eerie pen and ink drawings expertly combined with watercolors. This unique technique, born during his early career as a journalistic illustrator, set him apart. Hailing from London, Rackham nurtured his artistic talents at the Lambeth School of Art, establishing a solid foundation for his illustrious journey. Thriving during the Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham's work found a welcoming audience in a time when beautifully illustrated books were highly sought-after, especially as cherished Christmas gifts. His captivating illustrations graced the pages of both deluxe limited editions, often vellum-bound and signed, as well as more accessible trade editions. Among his impressive portfolio are iconic renditions of timeless classics like The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (1905), and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906). Arthur Rackham's enduring legacy lies in his profound impact on the realm of fantasy illustration, a legacy that continues to enchant readers and inspire countless artists and illustrators in generations to come.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board