[The princess, pricked by the spindle]

Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915)

Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans

1898 ed., but originally published by Routledge in 1876

The Sleeping Beauty, p.2

Bluebeard's Picture Book

As foretold, the princess, with the spindle still sticking in her arm, cannot be revived: in vain, her attendants try splashing her face with water. The distraught king (as in Perrault's version) gives orders that no one should enter the palace.

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