Photographic self portrait by Lewis Carroll, and its inclusion into an illustration by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.
In Holiday’s drafts and in Holiday’s drawing I didn’t see that structure. Thus, also the engraver Joseph Swain could have smuggled a little Carroll portrait onto the rock depicted in that illustration when engraving Holiday’s drawing. Here the hatching is very important.
- [left]: Photographic self portrait by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll, May 1875) displayed in mirror view. (Credits for the photo: Watts Gallery, Compton, Guildford)
- [center]: Blurred rendering of the segmant on the left side
- [right]: Illustration (engraved by Joseph Swain) to the chapter The Beaver’s Lesson by Henry Holiday in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876)