"My lady and Miss Rachel regret that they are engaged, Colonel."

Harper & Bros. house illustrator "C. B."

Wood engraving

14.5 cm high by 11.3 cm wide

Fourth regular illustration for Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone: A Romance in Harper's Weekly (11 January 1868), page 21. On Rachel's sixteenth birthday, Colonel Herncastle had paid a visit to his sister at her Montagu Square (London) townhouse, but the "Christian" Lady Julia had rebuffed her wicked brother. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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Illustrations courtesy of the E. J. Pratt Fine Arts Library, University of Toronto, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia.