Salvador Dalí

Alice in Wonderland – Pig and pepper

heliogravure on paper
Inventory number 327
In 1969 Salvador Dalí illustrated a limited edition of the classic 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly referred to as Alice in Wonderland), written by Lewis Carroll. 

In Carroll’s fairy tale, Alice visits the Frog Footman with the Fish Footman to deliver and invitation for the Duchess, requesting her attendance at the Queen’s crochet game. The Duchess is making soup and pouring lots of pepper into it. Alice leaves the house belonging to the Duchess with a baby and Alice soon realises the baby is a pig. Carrying the pig, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat outside the house.