When we came across Boing Boing’s sampling of images from the latest edition of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, we found ourselves captivated by the new Alice. Although Ingpen hasn’t touched our heroine’s signature blue dress and white pinafore, he has transformed her from beaming blonde tween to romantic, red-headed waif. If John William Waterhouse had painted Alice’s portrait, this is how it might have looked.
Ingpen’s dreamy, new rendering also got us thinking about the many forms Alice has taken since her first appearance in 1865. After the jump, follow us down the rabbit hole to see how artists and filmmakers have portrayed Lewis Carroll’s muse over the years.
The original: John Tenniel, 1865
Elegant Alice: Blanche McManus, 1876
Dotty Alice: Mabel Lucie Atwell, 1910
Silent Alice: dir. W.W. Young, 1915
Disney princess: 1951
Alice in Central Park: Jose de Creeft, 1959
Alice in Acidland: dir. John Donne, 1968
Jan Svankmajer’s Alice: 1988
Alice in Shadows: Abelardo Morrell, 1999
Tim Burton’s Alice: 2010
Craving more Alice? This incredibly comprehensive archive of Alice in Wonderland illustrators should keep you busy for a few days.