Alice In Wonderland sculpture

Alice in Wonderland sculpture, public art, New York, Jose De Creeft

Public Art: Alice In Wonderland sculpture

Sculptor : © Jose De Creeft (1884-1982)

Designer : © Fernando Texidor

Description : The large bronze sculpture depicts a scene from Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic, Alice in Wonderland. All the main characters are featured including Alice sitting on a giant mushroom with a kitten on her lap, the white rabbit with pocket watch in hand, the Cheshire cat peering over Alice's shoulder, the Madhatter in a jovial mood watching a little doormouse eating something.

Date Unveiled: May the 7th, 1959

Foundry : Alice in Wonderland was cast at the Modern Art Foundry Astoria Queens, New York City.

Location: Alice and her menagerie are located on East 74 street which is the north side of Central Park's Conservatory Water, Manhattan, New York City.

Trivia :  Many people who knew the sculptor believe Alice looks very much like Creeft's daughter, Donna.

The sculpture was inspired by the Victorian illustrator John Tenniel, who was commissioned to do Lewis Carrol's original illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He was also the political cartoonist for England's Punch magazine for 50 years.

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