Falling off his horse

Falling off his horse

Sir John Tenniel

Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the eighth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871)

"Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), [The Knight] fell off in front; and, whenever it went on again (which it generally did rather suddenly), he fell off behind."

See below for a commentary on this illustration, and a link to a comparison with another famous Victorian work, in which an older man has fallen off his horse. [Mouse over the text for links.]

In 2000 student assistants from the University Scholars Program, National University of Singapore, scanned this image and added text under the supervision of George P. Landow.