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Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915)

Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans

1898 ed.

The Sleeping Beauty

The knight shown fighting his way through the forest to see the sleeping maiden — the key scene of a legend that was particularly popular with artists throughout the Victorian period.

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  • Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: cultural, artistic and literary explorations of a myth.
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