Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (29 September 1864 – 6 April 1925) was a notable 'child-friend' and favourite photographic subject of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). She was the daughter of Rev. George William Kitchin (1827–1912), who was Dodgson's colleague at Christ Church, Oxford, and later became Dean of Winchester and Dean of Durham. Her godmother was Alexandra of Denmark, then Princess of Wales, who had been a childhood friend of her mother. Xie had three younger brothers: George Herbert, Hugh Bridges, and Brook Taylor, and a younger sister, Dorothy Maud Mary. All were featured in Dodgson's photographs.

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  • Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (29 September 1864 – 6 April 1925) was a notable 'child-friend' and favourite photographic subject of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). She was the daughter of Rev. George William Kitchin (1827–1912), who was Dodgson's colleague at Christ Church, Oxford, and later became Dean of Winchester and Dean of Durham. Her godmother was Alexandra of Denmark, then Princess of Wales, who had been a childhood friend of her mother. Xie had three younger brothers: George Herbert, Hugh Bridges, and Brook Taylor, and a younger sister, Dorothy Maud Mary. All were featured in Dodgson's photographs. Dodgson photographed her around fifty times, from age four until just before her sixteenth birthday. The works they made together, often in tableau form, are commonly known to collectors, curators, and the contemporary artists who are inspired by them as the 'Xie' (pronounced 'Ecksy' — a diminutive form of Alexandra) pictures. It is commonly reported that Carroll once posed the question “How do you achieve excellence in photography?” and then provided this answer: “Put Xie in front of a Lens.” In truth, in a letter to her on June 16, 1880, he writes, "Here is a riddle—'What is the best way to secure Excellence in a photograph?' Answer: 'First you take a "lence," and then put "ecce" before it.'" He is punning on "ecce," the Latin word for "behold." She married Arthur Cardew, a civil servant and gifted amateur musician, on 17 April 1890. They had six children: Penelope (b. 1891), Christopher (b. 1894), Richard (1898–1918), Michael (1901–1983), Philip (b. 1903) and Arthur (b. 1906). The family resided at 4 North View, Wimbledon Common, London, until Xie's death; they also had a country home at Saunton. She is buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Unlike Alice Liddell, Isa Bowman and other Dodgson 'child-friends', Xie never published reminiscences of him. (en)
  • Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (* 29 de septiembre de 1864 - † 6 de abril de 1925) fue la niña que más veces sirvió de modelo para las fotografías de Lewis Carroll. La hija del deán de la catedral de Winchester, George William Kitchin (1827-1912), posó unas cincuenta veces para Carroll; desde los 4 hasta sus 16 años de edad. En 1880 el autor y fotógrafo tuvo intenciones de fotografiarla en traje de baño, pero ella no se lo permitió. Tuvo tres hermanos más jóvenes: George Herbert, Hugh Bridges y Brook Taylor; y una hermana menor, Dorothy Maud Mary. Todos ellos fueron capturados en fotos de Lewis Carroll. Se casó con Arthur Cardew el 17 de abril de 1890 y tuvieron seis hijos: Penelope (nacida en 1891), Christopher (nacido en 1894), Richard (1898-1918), Michael (1901-1983), Philip (nacido en 1903) y Arthur (nacido en 1906). La familia vivió en la dirección 4 North View, en la ciudad de Wimbledon Common (Londres) hasta que Xie murió. Sus restos yacen en el cementerio "Putney Vale". A diferencia de Alice Liddell (otra de las niñas que Lewis Carroll fotografió y que se cree sirvió de inspiración para "Alicia en el País de las Maravillas"), Xie nunca publicó nada en torno a la figura del autor inglés Lewis Carroll. (es)
  • Carroll fotografò Alexandra oltre 50 volte, dal 1868, quando aveva 4 anni, fino al 1880 quando compì 16 anni. La maggior parte delle bambine ritratte da Carroll scrivevano il proprio nome in un angolo della stampa, per cui i loro nomi sono quasi tutti noti. Alexandra nei suoi ritratti si firmava Xie (pronunciato "Ecksy") dal diminutivo del suo nome. (it)
  • アレクサンドラ・キッチン(Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin、1864年9月29日 – 1925年4月6日)は、不思議の国のアリスの作者で知られるルイス・キャロル(以下ルイス)が写真の被写体として最も気に入っていた少女の一人。愛称はクシー(以下クシー)。 (ja)
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  • 1864-9-29
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  • 1925-4-6
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  • Carroll fotografò Alexandra oltre 50 volte, dal 1868, quando aveva 4 anni, fino al 1880 quando compì 16 anni. La maggior parte delle bambine ritratte da Carroll scrivevano il proprio nome in un angolo della stampa, per cui i loro nomi sono quasi tutti noti. Alexandra nei suoi ritratti si firmava Xie (pronunciato "Ecksy") dal diminutivo del suo nome. (it)
  • アレクサンドラ・キッチン(Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin、1864年9月29日 – 1925年4月6日)は、不思議の国のアリスの作者で知られるルイス・キャロル(以下ルイス)が写真の被写体として最も気に入っていた少女の一人。愛称はクシー(以下クシー)。 (ja)
  • Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (29 September 1864 – 6 April 1925) was a notable 'child-friend' and favourite photographic subject of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). She was the daughter of Rev. George William Kitchin (1827–1912), who was Dodgson's colleague at Christ Church, Oxford, and later became Dean of Winchester and Dean of Durham. Her godmother was Alexandra of Denmark, then Princess of Wales, who had been a childhood friend of her mother. Xie had three younger brothers: George Herbert, Hugh Bridges, and Brook Taylor, and a younger sister, Dorothy Maud Mary. All were featured in Dodgson's photographs. (en)
  • Alexandra 'Xie' Rhoda Kitchin (* 29 de septiembre de 1864 - † 6 de abril de 1925) fue la niña que más veces sirvió de modelo para las fotografías de Lewis Carroll. La hija del deán de la catedral de Winchester, George William Kitchin (1827-1912), posó unas cincuenta veces para Carroll; desde los 4 hasta sus 16 años de edad. En 1880 el autor y fotógrafo tuvo intenciones de fotografiarla en traje de baño, pero ella no se lo permitió. (es)
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