Sunday, 17 March 2013

Aubrey Beardsley – part 7

Aubrey Beardsley c1890  photograph by Frederick Hollyer

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


1896 More illustrations from The Savoy: 

1896 The Savoy No. 7. Tristan und Isolde

1896 The Savoy No. 8 cover "Puck on Pegasus"


1896 The Savoy No. 8. Don Juan, Sganarelle and the Beggar 
graphite and ink 20.8 x 12.3 cm


1896 The Savoy No. 8. Flosshilde, a Rhine Maiden from Das Rheingold

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Mrs Pinchwife Country Wife by Wycherley

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Erda from Das Rheingold

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 
graphite and ink 16.3 x 10.3 cm

1896 The Savoy No. 8 Alberich from Das Rheingold 
ink 8.4 x 8.4 cm

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Count Valmont from Les Liaisons Dangereuses

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Et in Arcadio Ego

1896 The Savoy No. 8. Carl Maria von Weber

1896 Cover design for The Savoy 
graphite and ink 23.1 x 17.7 cm

1896 Poster design for The Savoy 
line-cut with hand-colouring 23.2 x 17.7 cm

c1896 Poster for The Savoy 
lithograph 32.2 x 25.5 cm

Design for the cover of The Savoy

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c1896 The cover of Tristan and Isolde

1896-97 The Impatient Adulterer from Juvenal

1897 Ali Baba ( cover design for The Forty Thieves 
graphite, ink and white gouache 24 x 19.8 cm

1897 Atalanta in Calydon first published in A Book of Fifty Drawings

1897 Cover design for A Book of Fifty Drawings

1897 Cover of A Book of Fifty Drawings

1897 Cover design for The Life and Times of Madame du Barry

1897 Cover of The Life and Times of Madame du Barry

1897 Frontispiece to A Book of Bargains


1897 Illustrations for Pierrot of the Minute:

1897 Design for front cover of The Pierrot of the Minute

1897 Front cover of The Pierrot of the Minute

1897 Frontispiece to The Pierrot of the Minute

1897 Headpiece for The Pierrot of the Minute

1897 Initial letter P for The Pierrot of the Minute

1897 Cul-de-Lampe for The Pierrot of the Minute


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1897-98 Headpiece from The Idler

1897 Title Page for The Parade

1897-98 D'Albert for Six Drawings Illustrating Théophile Gautier's Romance 
9.5 x 7 cm


1898 Illustrations for Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier:

1897 Mademoiselle de Maupin, for Six Drawings Illustrating Théophile Gautier's Romance 
graphite, black, grey and pink wash, heightened with white 18.3 x 12.9 cm

1897 Mademoiselle de Maupin D'Albert in search of his Ideals
graphite ink and grey wash 20 x 16.8 cm

1898 Mademoiselle de Maupin "Lady at a Dressing Table"

1897 Mademoiselle de Maupin "The Lady with a Rose"
graphite, ink and grey wash 19.9 x 16.7 cm

1898 Mademoiselle de Maupin "The Lady with  Monkey"

1897-98 Illustrations for Volpone by Ben Johnson:

1897-98 Design for front cover and frontispiece of Volpone 
graphite and ink 27.9 x 21.1 cm

1897-98 Cover of Volpone 
gold on blue cloth

1897-98 Initial letter vignette to the Argument
graphite and ink 12 x 13 cm

1897-98 Vignette to Act I, initial letter V 
graphite and ink 17.9 xx 16.2 cm

1897-98 Vignette to Act II and Act IV, Initial letter S 
graphite and ink 17.5 x 15.9 cm

1897-98 Vignette to Act V, Initial letter V 
graphite and ink 17.2 x 16 cm

1897-98 Vignette to Act III, Initial letter M 
pen and crayon

1898 Volpone Adoring his Treasure 
graphite and ink 29 x 20.4 cm

Note: I do not have much information on these final few artworks, and they are mainly undated:
 
1898 Poster for Singer Sewing Machines

Caricature of a Figure in a Sunflower Dress

Portrait of Miss Letty Lind from "The Artist's Model" published in "Early Work"

Atalanta in Calydon with the Hound published in "Early Work"

Salome

Echo of Venice

Le Docteur Faustroll

Caricature of James McNeill Whistler 
pen and ink 21.1 x 11.8 cm

Poster "The Pseudonym and Autonym Libraries"
lithograph

Withered Spring 
pen and ink heightened with white 39.2 x 22.3 cm

 

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