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Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)

Nationality - British

Magazines and Newspapers published in - Punch

Exhibitions - Tenniel's work was exhibited in 1895 and 1900. He also designed the Leonardo da Vinci mosaic on display in the Victoria and Albert Musueum, situated in the South Court.

Books - Aesop's Fables, Punch's Pocket Books, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Juvenile Verse and Picture, Undine, Blair's Grave, Brook's The Gordian Knot, Brook's The Silver Cord, Moore's Lalla Rookh, The Mirage of Life

Biography - Tenniel was an English illustrator, who worked on many publications in the late 1800's, most notably Punch magazine. Tenniel was appreciated early on for his talent as a humourist, and in 1850 joined Punch, having been selected on the strength of the illustrations he did to accompany Aesop's Fables. Tenniel accumulated an enormous bank of work at the magazines, completing well over 2,000 cartoons, as well as other drawings and cartoons for Punch's Almanac. He was so acclaimed that when he retired at the start of the twentieth century, he received a farewell banquet presided over by the leader of the House of Commons. Tenniel remains best known for his work illustrating Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass.

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