The Nursery Alice

In 1889 a special edition of the original Alice in Wonderland book appeared titled "The Nursery Alice." This version was a complete rewriting of the tale for very young children "from nought to five" with twenty of Tenniel's pictures enlarged and for the first time, beautifully colored.

The Nursery Alice doll from R. John Wright is faithfully based on the colored Tenniel images and shows Alice holding the baby - which turned out to actually be a pig! Standing approximately 17" tall, Alice is fully jointed and made entirely of the finest all-wool felt incorporating a realistic sculptural body and a compelling portrait face with hand painted features. Her lovely hands have individual fingers and she has a meticulously hand-rooted wig made of fine European human hair - a first for R. John Wright Dolls.

Lewis Carroll's Alice is costumed in a pleated Victorian frock tailored of Naple's yellow felt topped by a cotton pinafore trimmed in teal colored silk. A wide matching pleated silk sash, teal colored stockings, and hand cobbled leather slippers provide the perfect finishing touches to her outfit. In her arms Alice holds a delightful baby pig made of mohair plush and felt with hand painted detailing, jointed neck, and wearing a silk-trimmed cotton batiste baby bonnet.

The Nursery Alice doll was produced in a very limited edition of just 250 pieces worldwide and sold out very quickly. Each came enclosed in a deluxe presentation box. Included is the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, a descriptive booklet, and the forms for owner registration.

DIRECT PURCHASE: The Nursery Alice doll offered here is number two of only five Artist Proofs made and comes directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $3,250.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.]

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