Friday, 15 March 2013

Aubrey Beardsley – part 6

Aubrey Beardsley Self-Portrait

Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasised the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 25.

This is part 6 of a 7-part post on the works of Aubrey Beardsley. For biographical notes and for earlier works see part 1 - 5 also.


Warning: This post contains some drawings of a sexually explicit nature.


c1895 Venus ( Title-page design for The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser 
graphite and ink 11.3 x 8.1 cm

1895c The Mirror of Love ( not used ) 
first published in Aubrey Beardsley by Arthur Symons in 1898

1896 Ali Baba in the Wood 
graphite and ink 24.6 x 17 cm

1896 Apollo Pursuing Daphne

1896 Cover design for Smithers' Catalogue of Rare Books

1896 Design for cover of Sappho by H. T. Wharton

1896 Cover of Sappho by H. T. Wharton ( gold on blue )
 
1896 Frontispiece to An Evil Motherhood by Walt Ruding

1896 Illustrations for Pierrot's Library:

1896 Pierrot's Library title page

1896 Pierrot's Library

1896 Pierrot's Library

1896 Pierrot's Library

1896 Pierrot's Library

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1896 Poster design advertising pocket volume of The Spinster's Scrip
 
1896 Frontispiece for The Comedy of the Rhinegold


1896 Illustrations for The Lysistrata of Aristophanes:

1896 Lysistrata

1896 Lysistrata Haranguing the Athenian Women

1896 The Toilet of Lampito

1896 Lysistrata Defending the Acropolis

1896 Two Athenian Women in Distress

1896 The Examination of the Herald

1896 Cinesias Soliciting Myrrhina to Coition

1896 The Lacedaemonian Ambassadors


1896 Illustrations for The Rape of the Lock:  

1896 Design for front cover

1896 Front cover

1896 The Dream 
pen and ink 25.4 x 17.1 cm

1896 The Billet-Doux

1896 The Toilet

1896 The Baron's Prayer 
graphite and ink 25.7 x 17.5 cm

1896 The Rape of the Lock

1896 The Barge

1896 The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles 
ink 17.6 x 25.7 cm

1896 The Cave of Spleen 
pen and ink 25.5 x 17.3 cm

1896 The New Star ( cul-de-lampe ) 
graphite and ink 30.8 x 18.4 cm


 1896 Illustrations for The Savoy: 


1895 Prospectus for The Savoy 
graphite and ink 24.3 x 17 cm

1896 Prospectus for The Savoy with burlesque cupid

1896 The Savoy compendium

1896 Proof Cover of The Savoy No. 1

1896 Title Page for The Savoy 
graphite, ink and white gouache 36.9 x 28 cm

1896 The Savoy No. 1. The Three Musicans

1896 The Savoy No. 1. The Three Musicians

1896 The Savoy No. 1. The Bathers ( on Dieppe Beach )

1896 The Savoy No. 1. The Moska

1896 The Savoy No. 1. The Toilet of Helen

1896 The Savoy No. 1.The Abbé

1895-6 The Savoy No. 1. The Fruit Bearers 
graphite and ink 25 x 17.8 cm

1896 The Savoy No. 1. A Large Christmas Card 15.6 x 23.5 cm
 "A Large Christmas Card" was a loose insertion in the first issue of The Savoy.


1896 The Savoy No. 2 Cover

1896 The Savoy No. 2. The Ecstasy of St. Rose of Lima

1896 The Savoy No. 2. The Third Tableau of Das Rheingold

1896 The Savoy No. 3 Cover

1896 The Savoy No. 3 Cover

1896 The Savoy No. 3. The Coiffing from The Ballad of the Barber

1896 The Savoy No. 3. "Cul-de-Lampe" Cupid carrying a Gibbet

1896 The Savoy No. 5 
signed Giulio Floriana as a practical joke

1896 The Savoy No. 6. The Death of Pierrot

1896 The Savoy No. 6 Cover illustration The Fourth Tableau of Das Rheingold

1896 The Savoy No. 7 Cover

1896 The Savoy No. 7. Ave Atque Vale


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