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The Cheshire Cat  is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin. While most often celebrated in Alice-related contexts, the Cheshire Cat predates the 1865 novel and has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science. One of its distinguishing features is that from time to time its body disappears, the last thing visible being its iconic grin.

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The Cheshire Cat  is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin. While most often celebrated in Alice-related contexts, the Cheshire Cat predates the 1865 novel and has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science. One of its distinguishing features is that from time to time its body disappears, the last thing visible being its iconic grin.

comments (17)

Go the Cat!
Chris: A famous non animal Larry
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 Jul 2017, 01:37
A fine installation, Chris!
Chris: Not an expected one either but taken in Oxford, home of Lewis Carrol
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2017, 04:46
From its position it can overlook everything.. love the story and the grin smile
Chris: Wonderful isn't it Astrid
What a wonderful find!
Chris: Hidden away in Oxford botanical garden
It's one of those stories we learn from an early age, Chris, even in America. It's especially fun wen you find a person who has such a Cheshire grin. smile
Chris: Mr W J Phillips (no relation) of Droitwich Spa has a similar expression when eating the "belly buster breakfast" at his local café..
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:24
Are you going to show just the grin next time, Chris?
Chris: Oh, if only Lisl..
that is indeed some grin, Chris. nice find.
Chris: It is a famous grin Ayush..
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:44
Great find Tiff. I am somewhat distracted by the stumpy bit on the right.
Chris: That stumpy bit ensures you get a good view of Pussy Chad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:12
Oh, I remember the grinning cat - many thanks for your information and the picture of the cat I'll put into my Alice-book!
Chris: A pleasure Philine
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:17
Très jolie sculpture dans cet arbre biscornu.
Chris: Well it's certainly rather different!
Une belle bête dis donc ..merci car je ne le connaissais pas du tout
Bonne journée
Chris: From the book "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carrol
If you came across this unexpectedly it could give you a nasty turn
Chris: I might have to sit down and do nothing for hours
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jul 2017, 08:00
Oh what a wonderful find. It has the classic appearance that I remember from my early school days. I like the lumpy bits of the tree.
Chris: Art, intended and unintended..
If we had a tree I would like that in our garden.
Chris: Better than a real cat, doesn't need feeding
He's in a great tree, grinning away - just like Purrl.
Chris: Yes you're right about that
Great find, Chris.
Chris: Thank you Frank. Incidentally I upgraded to Photomatix Pro. Now for the hard work..
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2017, 21:03
In our English speaking community, a high level of satisfaction is referred to as 'happy as a Cheshire'. This one has somewhat evil eyes.
Chris: Never heard that turn of phrase before Louis, for which many thanks

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