Alexandra 'Xie' Kitchin in front of the lens | Lewis Carroll's favourite model (1870-1877)

Lewis Carroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1873
Lewis Carroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1876
Lewis Carroll, Alexandra Rhoda Kitchin as she sits on a wicker deckchair and holds a parasol over her shoulder, mid 1870s

Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (1864 – 1925) was a notable 'child-friend' and favourite photographic subject of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 
(Lewis Carroll).
Carroll once posed the question: “How do you achieve excellence in photography?” with the answer “Put Xie in front of the lens.”
Lewis Carroll photographed her around fifty times, from age four until just before her sixteenth birthday.

Lewis Carroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1876                                                              Lewis Caroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1873  
Lewis Caroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1873                                               Lewis Carroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1877
Lewis Caroll, Alexandra Kitchin, 1870

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