Isabel Vere, 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 Isabel Vere knocking at the
door of the Black Dwarf's hut, as she waits to appeal for his
assistance in resisting forced marriage to Sir Frederick Langley
(The Black Dwarf,
ch. 16). It illustrates the following line:
'She twice extended her hand to the door, and
twice she withdrew it; and when she did at length make the effort,
the knock did not equal in violence the throb of her own bosom.'