Citation"Old Father William Turning a Somersault, from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
(Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell) , 1929.41.4,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 29, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/310714.
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A smiling old man is tumbling upside down through a doorway toward us. The bottom of the door is a closed panel, and the top of the door is open to the outside. To the old man’s right is a young man who is moving away in surprise. The old man’s head, upside down, is at the bottom of the opening in the door. He is bent at the waist, and his feet, with the soles of his shoes facing us, are above his head, as he flips through the door with his hands clenched. The young man’s face is in profile to the left, with his mouth open as he sees the old man. His body is twisted so that his torso swivels to the left as his legs move to the right. He is wearing a vest with black-and-white polka dots.