Alice Liddell and Sisters on the Great Orme, Llandudno
Did you know? In the summer of 1864, Alice Liddell (Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) and her two sisters, Lorina (who inspired the Lory) and Edith (who inspired the Eaglet), posed for up to 10 hours a day while the distinguished English artist, Sir William Blake Richmond, created one of his most famous paintings, called “The Sisters.” The painting of the three Liddell sisters is set against the background of the Great Orme, Llandudno’s famous mountain. Alice was by then aged 12.
The picture was painted in one of the rooms at the back of the house and the background added later from a view from one of the windows. The three sisters were Edith on the left, Lorina in the centre and Alice on the right.
The Sisters (1864) by Sir William Blake Richmond
(Photo courtesy of Tate Images)