Detail of 'Alice in Wonderland', furnishing fabric

Detail of 'Alice in Wonderland', furnishing fabric

Detail of 'Alice in Wonderland'
Furnishing fabric
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey
England
About 1920
Museum no. CIRC.856-1967

One of the most well known characters from Lewis Carroll's story 'Alice in Wonderland' is the White Rabbit. In the story Alice is bored of real life and has a dream. She follows the White Rabbit into the nonsensical world of Wonderland. The White Rabbit wears a waistcoat and pocket watch and is a rather timid and nervous character. Rabbits have long since been thought of as a sign of good luck. Many people still consider it good luck if you say "White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits" as soon as you wake up on the first day of the month.