Salvador Dalí

Alice in Wonderland

1969
unbound volume and case
Inventory number 321a
In 1969 Salvador Dalí was commissioned to illustrate a limited edition of the classic 1865 English novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly referred to as Alice in Wonderland). Written by Lewis Carroll, the renowned fairy tale tells the story of a young girl named Alice that follows a white rabbit before falling down a rabbit hole into a wondrous, imaginary land. The story depicts many fantastical creatures and Dalí’s artistic style was well suited to illuminate them. 

The original illustrations were painted in gouache and copies of the volume were manufactured using the heliogravure printing technique to produce colour images. The editions were published by Maecenas Press-Random House, New York.

This volume was acquired with unbound pages. The illustrated folios have been removed from the book and have been archivally framed for display.