A Naughty Winged Rat


But I see no fun in the little creature pouring out ink.

Source: C. L. Dodgson in a letter (1876-01-04) to Henry Holiday

Henry Holiday had fun.

I think that the painting shown below might have given Holiday the idea to pour something:

This is a portrait of Anne Hale, Mrs Hoskins (1629) by the Tudor court painter Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger and a detail (mirror view) from an illustration by Henry Holiday (cut by Joseph Swain) to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876)

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