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A Tea Party (You are all Welcome) by Chris Orr MBE RA


A Tea Party (You are all Welcome)

Product details

Title
A Tea Party (You are all Welcome)
Artist
Chris Orr MBE RA (i)
Medium
Engraving (i)
Numbered
/25
Size (WxH)
0 x 0cm
Framed
No
Ref. No
24244

Curiouser and Curiouser


“A tea party (you are all welcome).” In the back of many many people’s minds is the story and original illustrations by Tenniel for Alice in Wonderland. My mother got Alice as a school prize in March 1920 for being first in English and Mathematics and 4th in General Progress. I like to think that it was in the back of her mind throughout her life. It has influenced me (I still have her book). In reworking the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, I have pushed the scene a step further by collapsing the tea table and threatening the whole affair with Hokusai’s great wave. 2 lobsters are dancing, and the Cheshire Cat is chasing a clockwork mouse. You may notice that the mad hatter has a ticket for Bit Coin stuck in his hat. The all important question is not “What is the meaning of life?” but “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
This print is an engraving with stencil hand colouring, printed in Chris Orr's workshop in London.

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