Salvador Dalí

Alice in Wonderland – Alice’s evidence  

1969
heliogravure on paper
Inventory number 333
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. 

Dalí’s artworks Alice in Wonderland – Who stole the tarts? and Alice in Wonderland – Alice’s evidence both relate to the trial of the Knave of Hearts who is accused of stealing the Queen of Heart’s tarts. Alice defends the Knave of Hearts during the trail which angers the Queen who orders the beheading of Alice. Alice gains confidence and begins to defend herself. She is transformed into a stronger character before her sister wakes Alice, and she realises it was all a dream.