[Bluebeard's wife about to be slain]

Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915)

Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans

1898 ed., but originally published by Routledge in 1873

Bluebeard, p. 7

Bluebeard's wife shrinks from his onslaught, as her sister spies their brothers from the tower, and waves them on. Framed in the window, they raise their swords high, ready to save her. Will they be in time?

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