After Supper, Every Night
Eleanor Vere Boyle
Chromolithographic print by Leighton Bros.
10½ x 8 inches
EVB [Eleanor Vere Boyle]. Beauty and the Beast, plate 6
One of the strangest designs in all Victorian illustration, this luxuriously coloured image draws a dramatic contrast between the Beast (who is personfied as a surreal cross between a mole and a walrus) and the Pre-Raphaelite refinement of the Beauty. [Commentary contines below.]
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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