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What colour is the Cheshire Cat?

Postby thepeahen1 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:51 am

Hello all. I'm an artist, working on an Alice in Wonderland themed commission. I'm trying to find out what colour the Cheshire cat actually is. Is he described in the book at all? (I don't want to just copy from Disney or Burton!) Thanks,

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Re: What colour is the Cheshire Cat?

Postby Lenny » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:46 pm

It is only being described as "large", and as follows: "It looked good- natured, she thought: still it had VERY long claws and a great many teeth, so she felt that it ought to be treated with respect."

And there's the black and white illustration, which shows that it is striped.

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Re: What colour is the Cheshire Cat?

Postby Beautiful Soup » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:47 pm

The *Tenniel approved* colour illustrations for The Nursery Alice show him as brown, but I think you can make him any colour you want

http://c8.alamy.com/comp/F6Y60M/close-u ... F6Y60M.jpg

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Re: What colour is the Cheshire Cat?

Postby alicefan95 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:49 am

I always imagined him as brown, but it's really up to individual interpretation.

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Re: What colour is the Cheshire Cat?

Postby RoamingTigress » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:03 am

I picture him being a brown or red tabby.


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