the late nineteenth century the process relief line block could
achieve a deeper black and purer white than any obtainable previously
in the hand press era. This allowed Beardsley to create tonal effects
from tiny dotted patterns and wavy lines - seen here in the leafy
arches and rose trees behind Cinderella, and in the lace details
of her dress - which reinforced an often disturbing tension between
the large areas of black and white.