"an enchanted princess sleeping in a fabulous castle"
Charles Perrault (17th century)
Public DomainCharles Perrault (17th century) - Credit: Latrobe University
The Sleeping Princess (c. 1900)
Public DomainThe Sleeping Princess (c. 1900) - Credit: Viktor Vasnetsov
Sleeping Beauty (1899)
Public DomainSleeping Beauty (1899) - Credit: Henry Meynell Rheam

An allusion to the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.

The story, entitled 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' ('The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood'), was first published in 1697 in Charles Perrault's Contes de ma Mère l'Oye (Tales of Mother Goose).