Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 05/18/2014


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Carroll's Barrister's Dream

Carroll's Barrister's Dream
Redrawn image from a concept draft by C.L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). The original drawing was part of a lot consisting of an 1876 edition of the "Hunting of the Snark" and a letter (dated 1876-01-04) by Dodgson to Henry Holiday. The lot was auctioned by Doyle New York (Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs - Sale 13BP04 - Lot 553) offered in November 2013. The whole lot was sold for US$ 25000.

www.doylenewyork.com/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=13BP04+++553+&refno=++953647&image=2

Henry Holiday's depiction of a scene from the chapter "The Barrister's dream".h60

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Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Holiday's final illustration (center segment) and a source for allusions (upper segment):
Dream Snarks
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/english-literature-history-childrens-books-illustrations-l14404/lot.646.html:
"[...] Here Carroll makes himself explicit by illustrating his ideas with a small original drawing within the letter. The letter also carries three notes in pencil (initialled HH) in which Holiday provides comments in answer to Carroll’s criticism, "I did not adopt this criticism on the drawing" and "L.C. has forgotten that ‘the Snark’ is a tragedy…", for example (4 pages, 8vo, The Chestnuts, Guildford, 4 January 1876, tipped-in). [...]"
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Trial of a sow and pigs at Lavegny (1457)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.