White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass (fretwork figure)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass (fretwork figure)

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

A jointed wooden figure of "The White Queen", from "Through the Looking-Glass" (the sequel to Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

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

About the character

The White Queen (in true Looking-Glass style) is a bizarre character who claims to live through time backwards, screaming until she pricks her finger (not because of it), and knowing the outcome of things before they happen. The White Queen is responsible for the famous quote about believing "six impossible things before breakfast" every day.

At the end of the book when Alice wakes up, she suspects that her white kitten may have influenced her into dreaming of The Queen.