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Illustrator, Caricaturist, b. 1872 - d. 1898

Aubrey Beardsley was an English illustrator, caricaturist and author who lived from 1872 to 1898. Considered controversial during his time, Beardsley's drawings often critiqued Victorian concepts of sexuality, gender roles and beauty. Although his career was short-lived due to tuberculosis, he illustrated books for prominent figures and saw widespread circulation of his work before his death.

About Aubrey Beardsley



  • Name: Aubrey Beardsley

  • Alias: Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

  • Profession: Illustrator, caricaturist, author, b. 1872 - d. 1898

  • Nationality: English


Biography


Aubrey Beardsley was an English illustrator and caricaturist of the 1890s Aesthetic movement. Inspired by the curvilinear style of Art Nouveau and Japanese woodcut design elements, Beardsley began drawing as a child and attended the Westminster School of Art. It was during this time that he shared his work with the esteemed artist Edward Burne-Jones, who served as a mentor and inspiration to Beardsley.

Throughout the 1890s, he illustrated work for Thomas Malory and Oscar Wilde and served as an illustrator and art editor for The Yellow Book, a quarterly London art magazine. His illustrations centered on beauty, sensuality and morbid eroticism, emphasizing his fascination with grotesque and taboo topics.

Between his controversial art and affiliation with Wilde, Beardsley was dismissed from The Yellow Book. In 1896, he created a rival periodical, The Savoy, with London publisher Leonard Smithers and fellow artist Arthur Symons. Additionally, he illustrated several more books and penned a few poems before his death from tuberculosis in 1898.

Today, his work is displayed in the Tate Gallery and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Styles



  • Aestheticism

  • Art nouveau

  • Classicism

  • Graphic art


Highlights and Achievements



  • Beardsley became one of the most famous artists of his generation in England following his illustrations of Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur in 1893, where his bold and provocative style captured the public's imagination and solidified his reputation as a leading young artist.

  • He influenced public opinion about art and advertising in the essay The Art of the Hoarding.

  • He was responsible for an illustrated edition of the Greek erotic play Lysistrata.


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          • Beardsley, Aubrey - Karikatur einer Dame, Original…
            Jun. 08, 2024

            Beardsley, Aubrey - Karikatur einer Dame, Original…

            Est: €80 - €240

            Beardsley, Aubrey - Karikatur einer Dame, Original-Lithografie aus "The Yellow Book", Ende 19.Jh., mit PP unter Glas gerahmt, PP-Ausschnitt ca.17x24cm, Gesamtmaße ca.52,5x40,5cm, nicht ausgerahmt

            Auktionshaus Blank
          • Aubrey Beardsley - The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser
            May. 08, 2024

            Aubrey Beardsley - The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser

            Est: $40 - $70

            Aubrey Beardsley - The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser Title: The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser  Author: Aubrey Beardsley  Publisher: Award Books  Year Printed: 1967  Binding: Paperback  Condition: Fair  Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is damage to the spine, to the front cover and the back cover of the book. There is also staining to the pages.

            Intervendue
          • Beardsley (Aubrey) Under the Hill, second edition, 1913 & others, modern illustrated and illustrators (c.90)
            Apr. 18, 2024

            Beardsley (Aubrey) Under the Hill, second edition, 1913 & others, modern illustrated and illustrators (c.90)

            Est: £250 - £350

            Beardsley (Aubrey) Under the Hill, second edition, illustrated by Beardsley, original decorated green cloth, gilt, 1913 § Whistler (Laurence) !Oho!, first edition, illustrated by Rex Whistler, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, slightly rubbed and marked, 1946 § Powers (Alan) The English Tivoli, number 19 of 50 copies, 16 colour lithographs by Powers all numbered & signed in pencil, loose as issued in original cloth drop-back box, printed at the Curwen Studio, 1988 Wright (Harold J.L.) & Campbell Dodgson. The Etched Work of F.L.Griggs, one of 400 copies, original cloth, wrapper, 1941 § Reade (Brian) Victoria & Albert Museum: Ballet Designs and Illustrations 1581-1940, original cloth, 1967 § Russell (Judith, editor) The Wood-Engravings of Gertrude Hermes, original cloth, dust-jacket, Aldershot, 1993, plates and illustrations, a few colour; and c.85 others, modern illustrated and illustrators including some King Penguins, many pamphlet, v.s. (c.90)

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol., London, Boston and New York, 1894-97
            Mar. 21, 2024

            Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol., London, Boston and New York, 1894-97

            Est: £600 - £800

            Beardsley (Aubrey) and others. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol., plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue-guards, some spotting and foxing, light browning to endpapers, original pictorial yellow cloth blocked in black, slight bumping and soiling but generally a very bright and attractive set, 8vo, London, Boston and New York, 1894-97.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY SALOME PRINTS BY LAMBERT STUDIOS
            Mar. 09, 2024

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY SALOME PRINTS BY LAMBERT STUDIOS

            Est: $100 - $150

            A set of 6 hand silk screened with oil paint prints from Oscar Wildes Salome by Aubrey Beardsley, United Kingdom, France, 1872 to 1898. Printed by The Lambert Studios. Loose prints portfolio for Salome by Oscar Wilde. Original publishers cover. A leading figure in the fin-de-siecle, Beardsley was an English illustrator, famed for his masterly use of black and white to produce highly ornamental and rhythmic drawings printed in publications worldwide. European Art Nouveau Art Collectibles, Graphic Art Prints And Multiples For Wall Decor.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • The Yellow Book / Copeland and Day. 1894.
            Mar. 03, 2024

            The Yellow Book / Copeland and Day. 1894.

            Est: $2,000 - $2,500

            ARTIST: AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) SIZE: 9 x 25 1/2 in./22.8 x 64.8 cm PRINTER: Geo. H. Walker, Boston DESCRIPTION: Originally used to advertise a line of children’s books, here Beardsley’s design announces the January 1895 issue of The Yellow Book. Brian Reade notes: “Such winged chairs were known as grandfather’s chairs, and Beardsley may have intended to represent a grandmother sitting in an appropriate chair and reading to her grandchildren from one of the books... The gown with its leg-of-mutton sleeves is of the Nineties, but the feather is in the mode of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. Instead of age and maturity therefore Beardsley has formulated a disturbing sensuality in the features of the woman. This was the kind of negligent irony which repelled so many of his own generation” (Beardsley, p. 343). During his short life, Beardsley’s principal works were black-and-white illustrations, primarily for books and magazines. Additionally, he created several posters of great artistic merit. (Art Nouveau; Literary; American)

            Poster Auctions International Inc
          • Aubrey Beardsley BOOK OF FIFTY DRAWINGS & Lynd Ward MADMAN’S DRUM
            Feb. 26, 2024

            Aubrey Beardsley BOOK OF FIFTY DRAWINGS & Lynd Ward MADMAN’S DRUM

            Est: $200 - $300

            Aubrey Beardsley (British, 1872-1898). Lynd Ward (American, 1905-1985}. First edition books: Aubrey Beardsley, A Second Book of Fifty Drawings and Lynd Ward, Madman’s Drum. 1) Aubrey Beardsley A Second Book of Fifty Drawings. Fifty plates. Publisher: London: Leonard Smithers and Co, London, 1899. Hardcover 1st Edition, Limited. Publishers red cloth, stamped in gilt. One of 1000 copies printed on Art Paper and 50 copies on Japanese Vellum. Dimensions: 11.42 in. x 8.86 in. (29 cm x 22.5 cm.) 2) Lynd Ward (1905-1985. Madman’s Drum A Novel in Woodcuts, 1930. A Wordless Novel. Illustrated throughout with 128 woodcut prints. The story follows a slave trader who steals a cursed drum. Hardcover 1st edition with black and white paper boards, black cloth spine with paper label. Publisher: New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930. Dimensions: 8 3/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. Condition: both books are in good original pre-owned estate condition, binding tight, clean interior, great graphics, plates clean, exterior board handling noted. Provenance: Private Estate.

            Kensington Estate Auctions
          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.
            Feb. 15, 2024

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.

            Est: £750 - £1,000

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue-guards, ink ownership name to pastedowns, some spotting and foxing, occasional cracking at gutter, light browning to endpapers, original pictorial yellow cloth blocked in black, spines lightly faded or browned with a few small chips to ends, some light surface soiling, little rubbed, still very good and bright set overall, small 4to, 1894-97.  *** With literary contributions by Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Kenneth Grahame, William Butler Yeats, HG Wells, and others.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (United Kingdom/France, 1872-1898), "Salome" series portfolio., 18" x 13.5".
            Jan. 29, 2024

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (United Kingdom/France, 1872-1898), "Salome" series portfolio., 18" x 13.5".

            Est: $100 - $200

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY United Kingdom/France, 1872-1898 "Salome" series portfolio. Includes five lithographs and the printed lithograph cover.

            Eldred's
          • Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) Autograph letter signed (‘Aubrey Beardsley’) t
            Dec. 15, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) Autograph letter signed (‘Aubrey Beardsley’) t

            Est: £2,500 - £3,500

            Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) Autograph letter signed (‘Aubrey Beardsley’) to [E.J.] Marshall,...

            Christie's
          • Aubrey Beardsley, Two Prints
            Dec. 05, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley, Two Prints

            Est: $100 - $200

            After Aubrey Beardsley (English, 1872-1898), 20th century Art Nouveau lithograph on paper, 1) "Mask of Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, depicting a group of revelers, a female figure at center, horns protruding from her head, 13" x 8 1/2" image size, 18" x 14" sheet size; and 2) "The Stomach Dance" from "Salome" by Oscar Wilde, depicting a woman dancing to the song of a devilish figure in the corner, 13" x 9 1/2" image size, 18" x 14" sheet size.

            Old Kinderhook Auction Company
          • Aubrey Beardsley - Die Geschichte von Venus und Tannhäuser
            Nov. 25, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley - Die Geschichte von Venus und Tannhäuser

            Est: €120 - €180

            in die verwebt ist eine ausführliche Schilderung der Sitten am Hofe der Frau Venus […] und die Abenteuer Tannhäusers daselbst. Von Aubrey Beardsley. Ohne Ort und Jahr [München 1920 oder 1926]. Mit Frontispiz, Titelbordüre und sieben blattgroßen Illustrationen. Roter Halblederband mit Rücken- und Kopfschnittvergoldung (signiert: Knorr & Hirth, München). Exemplar 90 von 350. – Privatdruck »für die Freunde Beardsleys wurde dieses Werkchen von Gracian [Curt Moreck] übertragen« (Druckvermerk, dort die faksimilierte Unterschrift Beardsleys). – Auf gräulichem Bütten. – Lasner datiert diese klandestine Ausgabe auf 1920, Hayn/Gotendorf auf 1926. 18 : 11,5 cm. 68, [4] Seiten. – Gelenke leicht berieben. Hayn/Gotendorf IX, 571. – Lasner 151 B [Keywords: ; Erotic Books and Graphic from 1890 to 1930 ]

            Christian Hesse Auktionen
          • Aubrey Beardsley. Die Geschichte von Venus und Tannhäuser,
            Nov. 25, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley. Die Geschichte von Venus und Tannhäuser,

            Est: €260 - €400

            worein gewebt ist eine genaue Beschreibung der Sitten am Hofstaate der Frau Venus […] woran die Abenteuer Tannhäusers daselbst […] geschlossen sind. Eine romantische Novelle. München, Hans von Weber [1909]. Flexibler Originalpergamentband mit grün-goldener Lederintarsie und Kopfgoldschnitt (Carl Sonntag jun., Leipzig). Erste deutsche Ausgabe. – Exemplar 67 von 246 »für einen privaten Kreis von Subskribenten« (Druckvermerk). – »In entzückender Ausstattung hergestellt« (Hayn/Gotendorf): Gedruckt in Braun, Rot und Grau auf Bütten, von Carl Sonntag handgebunden. – Auch die Originalausgabe von Beardsleys unvollendeter einziger Prosaarbeit erschien in ebenso kleiner Auflage als Privatdruck in London. 24,4 : 18,5 cm. [16], 64, [4] Seiten. Lasner 151 A. – Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 527 f [Keywords: ; Erotic Books and Graphic from 1890 to 1930 ]

            Christian Hesse Auktionen
          • Aubrey Beardsley. The Lysistrata of Aristophanes.
            Nov. 25, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley. The Lysistrata of Aristophanes.

            Est: €1,200 - €1,500

            Acht Lichtdrucke nach Zeichnungen. 1925/29. 25 : 17 cm (35,5 : 26 cm). Sieben in der Platte signiert. Wohl nur in sehr kleiner Auflage in London bei Philip Sainsbury erschienen. – Lichtdrucke (Collotypes) auf schwerem Bütten mit dem Wasserzeichen »AB«, den Initialen des Künstlers. – Beardsleys Zeichnungen – teils elegant, teils gewagt – entstanden 1896 und wurden, als Strichätzungen reproduziert, sogleich mit der englischen Übersetzung des Textes von Leonhard Smithers als Privatdruck herausgegeben. – Die hier vorliegenden Lichtdrucke entstanden nach den sieben Zeichnungen im Besitz von Herbert Politts und derjenigen, die Herbert Horne gehörte und später bei einem Brand vernichtet wurde. Brian Reade betont in seiner Beardsley-Bibliographie, dass die ungerasterten Lichtdrucke die Zeichnungen noch exakter wiedergäben als alle bis dahin vorliegenden Drucke. – Lasner datiert die Mappe auf 1929 und erwähnt eine Einleitung von R. A. Walker, die aber der Mappe schlussendlich nicht beigefügt worden sei. – Die Lichtdrucke in hellgrauen Büttenpassepartouts, diese in Leinenmappe. – Tadellos erhalten, sehr selten, kein Exemplar bei rarebookhub.com. Reade 460–467. – Lasner 107 D [Keywords: ; Erotic Books and Graphic from 1890 to 1930 ]

            Christian Hesse Auktionen
          • Aubrey Beardsley - Aristophanes. Lysistrata.
            Nov. 25, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley - Aristophanes. Lysistrata.

            Est: €260 - €400

            Ein Lustspiel in fünf Akten. Mit neun Zeichnungen von Aubrey Beardsley. [Berlin, Hyperion 1919]. Mit neun [!] Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug und Rückenschild. Exemplar 8 von 200. – Auf Zanders-Bütten. – Druck der Tafeln und Personen in Rot. – Enthält eine in den meisten Ausgaben nicht vertretene neunte Zeichnung (Adoration of the Penis), die allerdings nicht von Beardsley stammt. – Die Neuübersetzung stammt von Johannes Minckwitz. – Hayn/Gotendorf (Band I, 118) bemerkt zur Erstausgabe: »Die starke Erotik der Abbildungen übertrifft noch die Komödie an zügelloser Derbheit.« Stern/Szana erwähnt, dass Beardsley »seinem Tode nahe, von dem Gedanken an seine erotische Kunstsünde viel geplagt« worden sei. – Hayn/Gotendorfs Zuschreibung »Hyperion 1919« scheint uns zweifelhaft, da Goebels Verlagsbibliographie nur die Übersetzung von Borheck verzeichnet. Das einzige via KVK ermittelte Exemplar (Staatsbibliothek Berlin 1 B 20258) wird dort ohne Verlagsangabe mit ca. 1905 datiert, was der berühmten Wiener Ausgabe entspräche. Lasner erwähnt auch bei dem Wiener Druck, dass einige Beschreibungen neun Tafeln zählen. 33 : 22,5 cm. 94, [4] Seiten, 9 Tafeln. – Unterränder vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Hayn/Gotendorf IX, 23. – Vgl. Lasner 107 A Notes und Goebel 998 [Keywords: ; Erotic Books and Graphic from 1890 to 1930 ]

            Christian Hesse Auktionen
          • The Yellow Book / Copeland and Day. 1894.
            Nov. 12, 2023

            The Yellow Book / Copeland and Day. 1894.

            Est: $2,500 - $3,000

            ARTIST: AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) SIZE: 9 x 25 1/2 in./22.8 x 64.8 cm PRINTER: Geo. H. Walker, Boston DESCRIPTION: Originally used to advertise a line of children’s books, here Beardsley’s design announces the January 1895 issue of The Yellow Book. Brian Reade notes: “Such winged chairs were known as grandfather’s chairs, and Beardsley may have intended to represent a grandmother sitting in an appropriate chair and reading to her grandchildren from one of the books... The gown with its leg-of-mutton sleeves is of the Nineties, but the feather is in the mode of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. Instead of age and maturity therefore Beardsley has formulated a disturbing sensuality in the features of the woman. This was the kind of negligent irony which repelled so many of his own generation” (Beardsley, p. 343). During his short life, Beardsley’s principal works were black-and-white illustrations, primarily for books and magazines. Additionally, he created several posters of great artistic merit. (Art Nouveau; Literary; American)

            Poster Auctions International Inc
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE ASCENSCION OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA, POSTER
            Nov. 04, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE ASCENSCION OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA, POSTER

            Est: $200 - $300

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Ascenscion of St. Rose of Lima Medium: Poster Image Size: 22 x 15.5 inches Size: 30 x 23 in. (76.2 x 58.42 cm)

            RoGallery
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY : Isolde.
            Oct. 21, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY : Isolde.

            Est: €150 -

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY Brighton 1871 - 1898 Menton Isolde. Söhn HDO, Bd. V, S. 167. - Mit dem Titel in der Darstellung. Am Unterrand typographisch bezeichnet. Auf Vélin mit Vorsatzblatt. 19 x 11,7 cm. Linker Rand mit Heftspuren. Leicht angestaubt und breite Ränder stellenweise mit geringfügigen Knickspuren. Erschienen in „PAN“, V. Jg., 4. Mappe, 1900. [bg]

            Winterberg-Kunst
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898). THE PSEUDONYM AND AUTONYM LIBRARIES. 1894. 30x19½ inches, 76¼x49½ cm. T. Fisher Unwin, London.
            Aug. 03, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898). THE PSEUDONYM AND AUTONYM LIBRARIES. 1894. 30x19½ inches, 76¼x49½ cm. T. Fisher Unwin, London.

            Est: $3,000 - $4,000

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) THE PSEUDONYM AND AUTONYM LIBRARIES. 1894. 30x19 1/2 inches, 76 1/4x49 1/2 cm. T. Fisher Unwin, London. Condition A-: minor creases along vertical and horizontal folds; slight foxing in text and image; reds slightly attenuated. Paper. Matted and framed. Aubrey Beardsley, beloved and reviled in Britain as the most visible rebel against staid Victorian mores, began work as art editor for the Yellow Book in 1894. His decorative Art Nouveau style, considered grotesque and vulgar by many, was widely imitated in America and added life, spice, excitement and novelty to American poster sidings. Writing in The Poster in November 1900, Scotson-Clark pointed out that, "Until the introduction of the Beardsley work, all posters seen were . . . stippled until all life had been taken out of them." For this, like his posters for the Yellow Book, Beardsley designed the images and the text frame was left blank to be filled in by the publisher of the books being advertised. As a result this poster exists with several different text variations. While the bookstore at the top of the image is treated in a rather classic manner, the charismatic, elongated woman seen in profile is absolutely representative of his minimal graphic treatment and use of flat colors. DFP-I 4, Gallo 54, Affiches Anglaise np, Muller Brockmann 34 (all var).

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.
            Jul. 27, 2023

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.

            Est: £500 - £700

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, spotting, original pictorial yellow cloth, corners bumped, spines rather darkened, some surface soiling to covers, extremities rubbed, small 4to, 1894-97. ⁂ With literary contributions by Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Kenneth Grahame, William Butler Yeats, HG Wells, and others.

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Isolde, 1895 Lithograph in colors on wove p
            Jul. 13, 2023

            Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Isolde, 1895 Lithograph in colors on wove p

            Est: $400 - $600

            Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Isolde, 1895 Lithograph in colors on wove paper 11 x 7-7/8 inches (27.9 x 20.0 cm) (sheet) Printed by William Griggs, 1895 HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • Print The Death of Pierro Aubrey Beardsley
            Jun. 24, 2023

            Print The Death of Pierro Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: £15 - £30

            Vintage print of the work The Death of Pierro by Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898), an English illustrator and author. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant and he is one of the important Modern Style figures. Features a black and white ink drawing of the scene from the commedia dell'arte Pierrot lying in the bed and other commedia dell'arte characters surrounding it. Country:UK, year of printing: Unknown, designer: A Beardsley, dimensions (cm): 29x22.

            Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
          • Print The Murders in the Rue Morgue Aubrey Beardsley
            Jun. 24, 2023

            Print The Murders in the Rue Morgue Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: £15 - £30

            Vintage print of the work The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898), an English illustrator and author. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant and he is one of the important Modern Style figures. Related to a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been described as the first modern detective story. Features black and white ink drawing of orangutan carrying a woman’s body. Country:UK, year of printing: Unknown, designer: A Beardsley, dimensions (cm): 29x22.

            Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
          • Print La Dame aux Camelias Aubrey Beardsley
            Jun. 24, 2023

            Print La Dame aux Camelias Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: £15 - £30

            Vintage print of the work La Dame aux Camélias by Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898), an English illustrator and author. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant and he is one of the important Modern Style figures. Related to the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils The Lady of the Camellias, published in 1852. Features black and white ink drawing of a woman in flowing gown in the background of ornate decorations. Country:UK, year of printing: Unknown, designer: A Beardsley, dimensions (cm): 29x22.

            Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
          • Print Salome on a Settle Aubrey Beardsley
            Jun. 24, 2023

            Print Salome on a Settle Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: £15 - £30

            Vintage print of the work Salome on a Settle by Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898), an English illustrator and author. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant and he is one of the important Modern Style figures. Part of 'A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings illustrating 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde', published by John Lane, London, 1907. Features black and white ink drawing of a figure of Salome sitting on a sofa. Country:UK, year of printing: Unknown, designer: A Beardsley, dimensions (cm): 29x22.

            Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
          • Print Lucians Strange Creatures Aubrey Beardsley
            Jun. 24, 2023

            Print Lucians Strange Creatures Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: £15 - £30

            Vintage print of the work Lucian's Strange Creatures by Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898), an English illustrator and author. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant and he is one of the important Modern Style figures. The black and white ink drawing created in c.1893 by Aubrey Beardsley in Art Nouveau (Modern) style. Features a fantastical scenewith several strange and grotesque creatures are gathered around a central figure. Country:UK, year of printing: Unknown, designer: A Beardsley, dimensions (cm): 29x22.

            Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
          • Aubrey Beardsley, The Ascenscion of St. Rose of Lima, Poster
            Jun. 03, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley, The Ascenscion of St. Rose of Lima, Poster

            Est: $200 - $300

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Ascenscion of St. Rose of Lima Medium: Poster Image Size: 22 x 15.5 inches Size: 30 x 23 in. (76.2 x 58.42 cm)

            RoGallery
          • Aubrey BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) LYSISTRATA Mirro
            May. 13, 2023

            Aubrey BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) LYSISTRATA Mirro

            Est: €30 - €40

            Aubrey BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) LYSISTRATA Mirror with four representations in fixed under glass of erotic scenes. 52 x 41,5 cm

            FW Auction
          • Aubrey BEARDSLEY: Assorted Prints (17)
            May. 10, 2023

            Aubrey BEARDSLEY: Assorted Prints (17)

            Est: $200 - $300

            Aubrey Beardsley (English, 1872-1898) group of 17 prints, subjects include: theatrical scenes, key designs, women, book plate designs, and satire. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Images, from: 3 3/4" H x 2 3/4" W to 6 3/8" H x 9" W on larger sheets]. Mounted to rag/paper sheets with tape. Age toning and some margin defects.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872 BRIGHTON - 1898 MENTON)
            Apr. 30, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872 BRIGHTON - 1898 MENTON)

            Est: -

            Lithografie, ¨Lesende (Publisher Children´s Books)¨ (1897), unten rechts im Druck signiert ¨Aubrey Beardsley¨, ca. 22x8cm (in Passepartout), gerahmt (37x24,5cm), beschnitten

            Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
          • Style of Aubrey BEARDSLEY: Portrait - Drawing
            Apr. 29, 2023

            Style of Aubrey BEARDSLEY: Portrait - Drawing

            Est: $30 - $50

            Framed pen and ink drawing of an Edwardian woman, in the style of Aubrey Beardsley (British, 1872-1898), well framed and generously matted. Unmarked. [Image: 10 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W; Frame: 19" H x 15" W]. Foxing.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol., 1894-97
            Apr. 27, 2023

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol., 1894-97

            Est: £600 - £800

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue guards, some leaves unopened, spotting, original pictorial yellow cloth, covers generally bright, light toning to spines, minor bumping to ends, small 4to, 1894-97. ⁂ Included in the lot is a catalogue of the exhibition "The Artists of The Yellow Book & the Circle of Oscar Wilde" by Clarendon & Parkin Galleries, 1983.

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          • Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Pseudonym/ Autonym
            Apr. 26, 2023

            Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Pseudonym/ Autonym

            Est: £400 - £600

            Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) Pseudonym/ Autonym six lithographic posters re-issued by Anthony D'offay in 1966 (set 15), generally in B condition, not backed (various sizes) Qty: (6)

            Lyon & Turnbull
          • Aubrey Beardsley
            Apr. 24, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley

            Est: $100 - $150

            An Aubrey Beardsley Lecture by Arthur William King, with an introduction and notes by RA Walker and some unpublished letters and drawings, published by RA Walker London 1924, limited to 500 copies; hardcover, good copy with minor foxing, tanning, cover marks

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          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.
            Mar. 30, 2023

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.

            Est: £500 - £700

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) and others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue guards, occasional foxing, slight staining to a few leaves in vol.4, a few tissue guards creased, original pictorial yellow cloth, some soiling to spines and a few covers, a few nicks to spine ends and wear to joints, small 4to, 1894-97. ⁂ Included in the lot is a catalogue of the exhibition "The Artists of The Yellow Book & the Circle of Oscar Wilde" by Clarendon & Parkin Galleries, 1983.

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          • The Savoy. 1896.
            Mar. 26, 2023

            The Savoy. 1896.

            Est: $1,700 - $2,000

            ARTIST: AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) SIZE: 6 7/8 x 9 1/4 in./17.5 x 23.5 cm PRINTER: Leonard Smithers, London DESCRIPTION: The Savoy was a literary magazine venture of Leonard Smithers, a publisher of erotica who used Beardsley’s service as illustrator several times. This publication was short-lived, lasting only one year, and Beardsley did the lion’s share of the graphics for it. All eight numbers were later offered in three bound volumes, and this is the “posterette” (Beardsley’s word) for it, prepared from the black and white cover design for the last issue. Rare! (Art Nouveau; Literary)

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          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.
            Mar. 23, 2023

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894-97.

            Est: £600 - £800

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others]. The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue-guards, occasional minor foxing, light browning to endpapers, original pictorial yellow cloth blocked in black, spines faded or lightly browned with a few small chips to ends, some light rubbing and soiling marks, still overall a very good and bright set, small 4to, 1894-97. ⁂ With literary contributions by Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Kenneth Grahame, William Butler Yeats, HG Wells, and others.

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          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE PEACOCK SKIRT (BLUE), POSTER
            Mar. 11, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE PEACOCK SKIRT (BLUE), POSTER

            Est: $125 - $150

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Peacock Skirt (Blue) Year: circa 1960 Medium: Poster Image Size: 24 x 19 inches Size: 26 x 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm)

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          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE BELLY DANCE, POSTER
            Mar. 11, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY, THE BELLY DANCE, POSTER

            Est: $125 - $150

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Belly Dance Year: circa 1960 Medium: Poster Size: 26 x 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm)

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          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898). PSEUDONYM / AUTONYM. 1894. 32x22 inches, 81½x56 cm. Unwin Brothers Litho., London.
            Mar. 09, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898). PSEUDONYM / AUTONYM. 1894. 32x22 inches, 81½x56 cm. Unwin Brothers Litho., London.

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) PSEUDONYM / AUTONYM. 1894. 32x22 inches, 81 1/2x56 cm. Unwin Brothers Litho., London. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges, some in image. Aubrey Beardsley, beloved and reviled in Britain as the most visible rebel against staid Victorian mores, began work as art editor for the Yellow Book in 1894. His decorative Art Nouveau style, considered grotesque and vulgar by many, was widely imitated in America and added life, spice, excitement and novelty to American poster sidings. Writing in The Poster in November 1900, Scotson-Clark pointed out that, "Until the introduction of the Beardsley work, all posters seen were . . . stippled until all life had been taken out of them." For this, like his posters for the Yellow Book, Beardsley designed the images and the text frame was left blank to be filled in by the publisher of the books being advertised. As a result this poster exists with several different text variations. While the bookstore at the top of the image is treated in a rather classic manner, the charismatic, elongated woman seen in profile is absolutely representative of his minimal graphic treatment and use of flat colors. DFP-I 4, Gallo 54, Affiches Anglaise np, Muller Brockmann 34.

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          • Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent
            Feb. 18, 2023

            Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent

            Est: €120 - €180

            (1872 Brighton - Denton 1898). Isolde. Chromolithographie v. W.Griggs für die Kunstzeitschrift "The Studio", London 1897. 23 x 14, Blgr. 28,2 x 19,6 cm. Mit dem Titel unt. re. i.d. Darst., unt. re. unter d. Einfassung bez. u. mit dem Trockenst. der Zeitschrift im unt. re. w. Rd. Der Kontrast der feinen Linienführung der Gestalt u. des europäischen Gewandes mit der harten japanisch inspirierten Flächigkeit kennzeichnet Beardsley japonistischen Spätstil (vgl.: Linda Gärtner Zatlin, Beardsley Japonisme, Cambride 1997). - Vereinz. Dünnst.

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          • [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894.
            Jan. 26, 2023

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], 1894.

            Est: £500 - £700

            [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others.] The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly, 13 vol. [all published], plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley, Laurence Housman, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm and others, tissue guards, endpapers lightly brown but otherwise remarkably clean internally, original pictorial yellow cloth block in black, spines faded, some with light soiling marks but overall a very crisp and bright set, small 4to, 1894-97. ⁂ With literary contributions by Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Kenneth Grahame, William Butler Yeats, HG Wells, and others.

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          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE YELLOW BOOK
            Jan. 25, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE YELLOW BOOK

            Est: £400 - £600

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE YELLOW BOOK An Illustrated Quarterly. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane [-John Lane The Bodley Head], 1894-7. 13 volumes, square 8vo, original yellow cloth with pictorial designs blocked in black, plates, without advertisement leaves Qty: (13)

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          • AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE BIRTH, LIFE AND ACTS OF KING ARTHUR
            Jan. 25, 2023

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE BIRTH, LIFE AND ACTS OF KING ARTHUR

            Est: £300 - £500

            AUBREY BEARDSLEY (BRITISH 1872-1898) THE BIRTH, LIFE AND ACTS OF KING ARTHUR The Text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster in the Year MCCCCLXXXV. Now spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. London: J. M. Dent, 1893-4. First edition, one of 1500 copies on ordinary paper, 2 volumes, 4to, original cream cloth, floral Art Nouveau design by Aubrey Beardsley gilt to spines and front covers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, half-titles (each with limitation statement verso), photogravure frontispieces (on india paper, mounted as issued), 18 line-block plates (4 double-page), line-block text-illustrations, decorative borders, chapter-headings and tailpieces throughout, colophon leaf to each volume Qty: (2)

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          • Beardsley (Aubrey) The Lysistrata of Aristophanes, one of 515 copies, New York, Odysses Publications, 1967 & others, modern illustrated (4)
            Jan. 19, 2023

            Beardsley (Aubrey) The Lysistrata of Aristophanes, one of 515 copies, New York, Odysses Publications, 1967 & others, modern illustrated (4)

            Est: £200 - £300

            Beardsley (Aubrey) The Lysistrata of Aristophanes, facsimile faithfully reproduced by photolithography from no.33 of the original 100 published in 1896, number 464 of 515 copies, frontispiece and 7 plates, loosely inserted UK publisher's distribution slip dated 1970, original boards with paper label to upper cover, original cloth drop-back box, lightly rubbed and soiled, New York, Odyssey Publications, 1967 § Ernst (Max) Histoire Naturelle, number B23 of 1200 copies, plates, original cloth, spine lightly darkened, slip-case, West Germany, 1972; and 2 others, folio (4)

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          • THREE "THE SAVOY" QUARTERLIES", SHADOWBOX FRAMED
            Jan. 14, 2023

            THREE "THE SAVOY" QUARTERLIES", SHADOWBOX FRAMED

            Est: $500 - $700

            Various authors and artists illustrations including Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (English 1872-1898), "The Savoy: An Illustrated Quarterly", number one, January 1896, number two, April 1896, and number three, January 1896, quarto, hardcover books with deckled edges, volume three opened with pages showing "The Ballad Of A Barber" and illustration by Beardsley, in acrylic shadowbox frame. Note: This periodical only had an eight volume run. Approx. overall h. 25.5", w. 29", d. 5"

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          • Aubrey Beardsley, The Peacock Skirt (Blue), Poster
            Jan. 01, 2023

            Aubrey Beardsley, The Peacock Skirt (Blue), Poster

            Est: $200 - $300

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Peacock Skirt (Blue) Year: circa 1960 Medium: Poster Image Size: 24 x 19 inches Size: 26 x 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm)

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          • Aubrey Beardsley, The Peacock Skirt (Blue), Poster
            Dec. 17, 2022

            Aubrey Beardsley, The Peacock Skirt (Blue), Poster

            Est: $200 - $300

            Artist: Aubrey Beardsley, English (1872 - 1898) Title: The Peacock Skirt (Blue) Year: circa 1960 Medium: Poster Image Size: 24 x 19 inches Size: 26 x 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm)

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