Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915)
Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans
1898 ed., but originally published by Routledge in 1873
With knitted brows and resolute posture (even when seated on horseback) Bluebeard looks cruel here. The key motif is prominent on the horse's trappings, leading into a story about a locked, forbidden room.
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