Peter BLAKE, 'Well this is grand'! said Alice... Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1932

'Well this is grand'! said Alice... 1970 Description: one of eight screenprints

Collection Title: Alice in Wonderland
Title Notes: K7694
Page: 4
Materials & Technique: prints, Stencil screenprint Support: medium weight off-white wove paper
Impression: 90/100
Edition: edition of 100
Publisher: Waddington Graphics
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1970

Edition Notes: Printed at Kelpra Studio
Primary Insc: signed lower right, in pencil 'Peter Blake' numbered lower right, in pencil '90/100'
Secondary Insc: printed text as part of composition lower left of image 'Well, this is grand!' said Alice 'I never expected I should be a queen so soon'
Tertiary Insc: verso: stamped lower right, in grey ink 'K/7694' [K enclosed in a box]
Dimensions: image 25.0 h x 17.8 w cm sheet 66.4 h x 51.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.628.15.4

Peter Blake came to prominence in the 1960’s from the English Pop art group of artists.  He used images from a range of popular sources to create colourful works that capture the flavour of the 'swinging sixties'.  Well this is grand! Said Alice is one of the wonderful photographically based illustrations to Alice in Wonderland.  Much of Blake’s art reflects his affection and nostalgia for the popular culture of his childhood.  His use of colour and photography helps create a sense of mystery that attracts the viewer to the works. 

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra