This drawing illustrates John’s remarkable skill as a draftsman, his attention to detail and the fluidity of his hand make for a convincing study of Tenniel’s original. It’s unclear when he completed the drawing but it may have been as an exercise while studying at Art School.
The original is illustrated in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / by Lewis Carroll; with forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. 1865
Most drawings including designs and sketches by John Sergeant had until 2017 been stored in his studio at his home in Wales. On the whole, most of his loose paperwork has been kept in excellent condition and has now been conserved and protected in clear polyester pockets or sleeves. A gallery label will accompany each item listing any relevant details including provenance.