From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Henry George Liddell
Top: A segment of a draft by Henry Holiday
depicting the "Billiard marker" in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark
and a segment of an image of Henry Liddell at age 28.
Bottom: A segment (1876) of Henry Holiday's final depiction
of the "Billiard marker" (with the chin having been chopped off?) and an image of Henry Liddell at an older age.
(6 February 1811 – 18 January 1898) was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
(1855-91) of Christ Church, Oxford
, headmaster (1846–55) of Westminster School
(where a house is now named after him), author of A History of Rome
(1857), and co-author (with Robert Scott
) of the monumental work A Greek-English Lexicon
, which is still used by students of Greek. Lewis Carroll
wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
for Henry Liddell's daughter Alice