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Kate Greenaway Before the Fates
initial signed and dated 9 Sept 1883 (lower left)
pencil and watercolor on paper (tiny hole in blank area above subject) 3 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. (82 X 100 mm), sheet size

Kate Greenaway is depicted kneeling in supplication before the seated three sisters of fate, two of whom are spinning the thread of life while the third holds the dread scissors. This drawing is reproduced on page 230 of Spielman and Layard's book.

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