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Green Mantle, engraved by James Thomson after E.T. Parris (1833)

From: Portraits of the Principal Female Characters in the Waverley Novels. London: Charles Tilt, 1834.

The portrait shows Lilias Redgauntlet (or 'Green Mantle'), warning Darsie Latimer that he is in danger of being kidnapped (Redgauntlet, Letter 12). It illustrates the following line:

'When she entered (wonder if thou will) she wore a green mantle such as thou hast described as the garb of thy fair client. There was an alteration on her brow the instant she recognized me.'

Unbeknown to both, Darsie and Lilias are brother and sister.