Alice Through the Looking Glass

I have received a few emails asking about the sculpture shown in the blog header.  The sculpture is titled Alice Through the Looking Glass and is located at Guildford Castle, Surry, UK.

This sculpture is located in Guildford’s Castle Grounds in a walled garden behind the bowling green, near the house that Lewis Carroll used to rent. It was created by sculptor Jeanne Argent.

Charles Dodgson, otherwise known as Lewis Carroll, the famous author of many works including Alice’s Adventures Through the Looking Glass, was a frequent visitor to Guildford where he enjoyed walking in the downs and was inspired to write some of his nonsense works including ‘The Hunting of the Snark’.

He rented a house, Chestnuts, near the Castle Grounds where he and his family often stayed. He passed away in Guildford in 1898 and is buried in The Mount Cemetery.

The sculpture was created when a friend of Jeanne Argent entered a drawing of Alice Through the Looking Glass into a competition and when the drawing won, Jeanne made the sculpture in response. The 4ft figure was modelled on the sculptor’s daughter Anne and was installed in 1990.

This sculpture is absolutely brilliant.  I am sure you agree.

This week just flew by…  

I hope you have a thrilling weekend!

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