November, 1893, Page: 17
Image Dimensions: 3 x 14.7 cms
Page Dimensions: 30.7 x 24.5 cms
Title: A fairy tale
Inscription: 1 page of text with headpiece title, pen and ink, 3x14.7 cm. Part of 4 pages of text with 2 pen and ink illustrations.
Material: Pen and ink
Commentary: Following the theme of many fairy stories this is a tale of the triumph of good over evil. The heroine, typically, is highborn, good, beautiful and passive. Her one weakness is her desire for revenge on a beautiful gypsy maiden who, she mistakenly believes, has stolen her lover. This lapse places her in the power of two evil witches requiring her to be rescued by her lover to achieve the hoped for ending of a happy marriage.