"The Moonstone will have its vengeance yet on you and yours!"

Harper & Bros. house illustrators

Wood engraving

14.5 cm high by 11.4 cm wide

First regular illustration for Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone: A Romance in Harper's Weekly (4 January 1868), page 5. Colonel Herncastle, having slain two of the guardians of the scared jewel, is about to slay the third brahmin. [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.