colour plates are from my copy of Hodder & Stoughton's 1922 Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The lovely illustrations are by the
mysterious Gwynedd M. Hudson (b.1909-1935). The only information I can find on
Gwynedd is that she studied at Brighton School of Art. She was a figure
painter, illustrator, and poster artist. She exhibited at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London
around 1912. She designed posters for the Underground Group (London's underground railway)1926-1929. She is
best known for both her editions of J. M Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy and Carroll's
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her depiction of Alice is widely regarded.
She illustrated perhaps a half dozen or so other books, mostly for poetry and
religious, published for Hodder in delicate Art Nouveau watercolours. Having
died so young, unfortunately I imagine her story is lost. I feel so haunted by these sorts of
mysteries; it is the perfect day for it lazy, chilly, windy, and rainy.
I like that the shots that are totally staged look totally staged and the ones that are not, do not . I
like that Christina is not smiling in all of the shots and it reminds
me of a friend of mine who cannot smile on queue. I do feel a tad creepy for looking at them so much. Photographs that capture my attention this much are usually older and the moments they capture long past.
I do not read many fashion blogs, but I like popping by Wish Wish Wish every now and again it is so fresh, neat and pretty. Recently Carrie posted about Sounds of the Woods, a little film she made in the woods for Nadinoo, it is very pretty, and I particularly love this still.