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Rowena, engraved by Samuel Freeman after Frank Stone (1832)

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

This plate depicts Rowena, heroine of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1819), as a spectator at the chivalric tournament at Ashby-de-la-Zouche. It is designed to illustrate the following line: 'The Lady Rowena had watched the progress of the day with equal attention, though without openly betraying the same intense interest.' (Ivanhoe, ch. 9) Although not published in volume form until 1834, the plate bears the imprint '1832'.