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"And even now a harsh voice seemed to hang about my hair": photograph of a watercolour 1896-7
DES MACDONALD, Frances; (English; 1873-1921)
photograph adhered to the card
14.1 x 9.0 (photo)
30.7 x 25.5 (incl. card)
inscr. in pencil on verso b.r. "128 Hope St. / Glasgow -"; inscr. in pencil on verso t.l. "Illustration on Vellum by Frances Macdonald to "Rapnuzel" / by permission of T. Glenn Arthur Esq."
See GLAHA 52877.
This illustrates the poem 'Rapnuzel'. Rapunzel is a fairytale in which the princess Guendolen is shut in a tower by a witch, Rapunzel, and rescued by a prince, who climbs up her long hair to reach her. This watercolour depicts the end of the poem as the witch utters curses to thwart the heroine's new happiness.
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