March Hare, Alice in Wonderland (fretwork figure)

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Exhibit

March Hare, Alice in Wonderland (fretwork figure)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 58
Wooden Cutout Figures (display)

A jointed wooden figure of "The March Hare" from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", by Lewis Carroll

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The figure was created in Lord Robert's Workshops, and is jointed to have moving arms, legs and ears.

About the character

Famous for his appearance in the "Tea Party" scene, the March Hare appears alongside the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse. The character is obviously based on the phrase 'Mad as a March hare', which came from an old misunderstanding of hare breeding cycles and their supposedly crazed "boxing".