28 January 2008

Lewis Carrol

Ambrotype photograph by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) from July 21, 1865 depicting Effie Gray Millais, John Everett Millais, and their daughters Effie and Mary at 7 Cromwell Place, signed by Effie Millais.

"Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (September 29, 1864-April 6, 1925) was the favourite photographic subject of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), who photographed her around fifty times, from age four until just before her sixteenth birthday. She was also a notable 'child-friend' of Dodgson. The works they made together, often in tableau form, are commonly known to collectors, curators, and the contemporary artists who are inspired by them as the 'Xie' (pronounced 'Ecksy' - a diminutive form of Alexandra) pictures."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Kitchin

Alice Liddell and her sisters, c.1859

Photo of Alice Liddell by Lewis Carroll. (1858)

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll#The_Photographer

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