Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Aubrey Beardsley – part 5

Aubrey Beardsley in 1896 

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 5 of a 7-part post on the works of Aubrey Beardsley. For biographical notes and for earlier works see part 1 - 4 also.


1894-95 The Yellow Book:


1894 Design for prospectus of the "Yellow Book" 

1894 Cover design for The Yellow Book Vol. I 
pen and ink and wash on paper 26 x 21.6 cm

1894 The Yellow Book Vol. I front cover

1894 Design for back cover of The Yellow Book Vol. I


1894 Title page of The Yellow Book Vol. I

1894 L'Education Sentimentale Vol. I

1894 Night Piece Vol. I

1894 Portrait of Mrs Patrick Campbell Vol. I

1893 Ex-Libris for John Lumsden Propert Vol. I

1893 Design for cover of The Yellow Book Vol. II

1894 The Yellow Book Vol. II front cover

1894 The Comedy-Ballet of Marionettes Vol. II

1894 The Comedy-Ballet of Marionettes Vol. II

1894 The Comedy-Ballet of Marionettes Vol. II

1894 Garcons de Café Vol. II

1894 The Slippers of Cinderella Vol. II

The Slippers of Cinderella. The artist subsequently coloured the original with scarlet and green, in which state it is unpublished:

The Slippers of Cinderella 
ink and wash

1894 Portrait of Madame Réjane Vol. II
1894 Design for cover of The Yellow Book Vol. III

1894 The Yellow Book Vol. III front cover

1894 Title Page Vol. III

1894 Portrait of Mantegna
The above Portrait of Mantegna was published, for a practical joke, in the name of Philip Broughton.


1894 Portrait of the Artist "Fancy Portrait of Himself in Bed" Vol. III

1894 Lady Gold's Escort from Vol. III

1894 The Wagnerites at the performance of Tristan und Isolde Vol. III 
ink 17.9 x 20.8 cm

1894 La Dame aux Camélias Vol. III

1895 Prospectus for The Yellow Book Vol. IV

1895 The Yellow Book front cover Vol. IV

1895 The Mysterious Rose Garden Vol. IV 
graphite and ink 22.4 x 12.5 cm

1895 The Repentance of Mrs...

1895 Portrait of Mrs Winifred Emery Vol. IV

1895 Juvenal frontispiece Vol. IV 
( featured in Part 1 of this post )

1895 Design for a front cover of The Yellow Book ( not used )

Showcard to advertise The Yellow Book Vol. III 
lithograph

Illustration from the above

Design for cover of The Yellow Book Vol. 5 ( not used )


Title Page illustration for The Yellow Book ( not sure which one )

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c1894 Caprice
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm

c1894 Perseus

1895 A Child at its Mother's Bed

1895 Black Coffee 
graphite, ink and grey wash 15.7 x 15.9 cm

1895 Design for an invitation card "Seated Pierrot Smoking"

1895 Frontispiece to Chopin's Nocturnes 
graphite ink and grey wash 19.7 x 18.3 cm

1895 Frontispiece to Chopin's Third Ballade published in The Studio 
ink and wash on paper 26 x 24.5 cm

1895 Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender 
frontispiece ink 25.9 x 15.6 cm

1895 Isolde 
black and grey ink, red and green watercolour 28.6 x 18 cm

1895 Isolde from The Studio

1895 John Bull for The Savoy

1895 Messalina Returning Home

1895 Messalina Returning Home

1895 Messalina Returning from the Bath 
published in Second Book


 1895 Four illustrations from Tales of Mystery and Wonder by Edgar Allen Poe:

1895 The Black Cat

1895 The Murders in the Rue Morgue

1895 The Mask of the Red Death

1895 The Fall of the House of Usher

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1895 The Story of Venus and Tannhauser 
graphite and ink 29.7 x 17.8 cm

1895 The Return of Tannhäuser to the Venusberg ( not used )

1895 The London Garland - A Suggested Reform in Ballet Costume

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