Photographic self portrait by Lewis Carroll, and its inclusion into an illustration by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.
Here the hatching is very important. 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. Then again, the shape (especially that “cylinder” derived from a fold in the collar of Carroll’s jacket) is prominent enough not to be overlooked by Carroll. So we can assume, that Carroll/Dodgson, Holiday and Swain in some way were involved in placing that little image into the illustration.
- [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)