ca. 1857, “The Anatomy Lesson with Dr. George Rolleston”, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson


Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known by his pen name Lewis Carroll and as the author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. He was also a mathematics don at Christ Church, Oxford and a highly accomplished amateur photographer. He was particularly skilled at photographing his many ‘child-friends’ but also made numerous portraits of adults, including his Oxford colleagues.
Dodgson made this group portrait in the Anatomical Museum at Christ Church in 1857. Gathered around the skeleton of a fish are, from left to right, Dr. George Rolleston, professor of anatomy; William Robertson, demonstrator of anatomy; and undergraduates Augustus Vernon Harcourt and Heywood Smith.

 via the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection

ca. 1857, “The Anatomy Lesson with Dr. George Rolleston”, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known by his pen name Lewis Carroll and as the author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. He was also a mathematics don at Christ Church, Oxford and a highly accomplished amateur photographer. He was particularly skilled at photographing his many ‘child-friends’ but also made numerous portraits of adults, including his Oxford colleagues.

Dodgson made this group portrait in the Anatomical Museum at Christ Church in 1857. Gathered around the skeleton of a fish are, from left to right, Dr. George Rolleston, professor of anatomy; William Robertson, demonstrator of anatomy; and undergraduates Augustus Vernon Harcourt and Heywood Smith.

 via the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection