The Baron hypnotises Rosalie

The Baron hypnotises Rosalie, by George du Maurier. Wood-engraving by Joseph Swain. 4½ x 5 inches. This is the second illustration for Charles Warren Adams’s The Notting Hill Mystery, in Once a Week 7 (6 December 1862): 645. Another of du Maurier’s powerful designs which stresses the weirdness of the text. It also prefigures his fascination with mesmerism, which appears in his own novel of hypnotism and erotic power, Trilby. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Image scan and text by Simon Cooke. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Once a Week. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1862.

Last modified 16 June 2014