Plucky Pouting Picnic-a-maid of Plumbton Abbey 1850 -1851 Wimbledon Common, England

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Canvas on Board of 95 - Image Size 28’’ x 22’’

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In 1864, Lewis Carroll was passing a gallery in Oxford which was hosting an event by Charles Burroughs. Charles, spoke extensively about his encounter with one of the Empires least known animals, the Giant Lagomorph's or more commonly known as Fat Floppy Fluffs. Usually only seen around tea-time they love nothing more than sitting around with a cup of tea on warm summer nights playing board games to pass the time.

Charles followed a Fat Floppy Fluff after discovering one right under his nose on Wimbledon Common. At first he thought he had discovered a Womble, but closer inspection revealed a rounder body and an absence of tweed.

His trek led him to a large hole underneath the roots of a twisted Bongleberry bush. One slip and he fell in, only stopping when he landed several hundred feet down the hole on a large moss bed. He was curious to discover more, and after some fiddling about with grow and shrink potions, finally found his way into a magic garden full of childhood memories. The Fat Floppy Fluff was nowhere to be seen, but a passing Leicestershire Cat pointed out the way from this land of wonder back to the green grass of the common.

Lewis Carroll’s inquisitive mind was piqued by this strange tale, decided to write up Charles’ story, but to make it more plausible he disguised it as fiction and changed the names of the characters to protect their reputations. It’s only because of the discovery of this painting many years later that we can finally say that Wonderland was real and Alice in Wonderland is probably the best non-fictional account about the Fat Floppy Fluffs and its environment ever written.